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View of Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House from the garden, through the green wrought iron gate. Near Sawrey, Cumbria Lake District, England, UK

View of Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House from the garden, through the green wrought iron gate. Near Sawrey, Cumbria Lake District, England, UK

#nomorolemodel Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1901), which she wrote for the five-year-old son of her governess. She was happily married but the couple were childless. Beatrix's conservation efforts and generosity were a key factor in the creation of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Her home 'Hilltop' is now owned by the National Trust.

Biography of Beatrix Potter

#nomorolemodel Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1901), which she wrote for the five-year-old son of her governess. She was happily married but the couple were childless. Beatrix's conservation efforts and generosity were a key factor in the creation of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Her home 'Hilltop' is now owned by the National Trust.

Beatrix Potter's bedroom in Hill Top House in Near Sawrey, Cumbria, England, UK

Beatrix Potter's bedroom in Hill Top House in Near Sawrey, Cumbria, England, UK

Collie sheepdog sitting in road leading up toward Castle Farm owned by Beatrix Potter (this image comes from the historical archives of LIFE magazine)

Collie sheepdog sitting in road leading up toward Castle Farm owned by Beatrix Potter (this image comes from the historical archives of LIFE magazine)

Beatrix Potter, who dared to write and paint in spite of societal expectation. She was a curator of the childlike spirit and protector of the beautiful English countryside.

Beatrix Potter, who dared to write and paint in spite of societal expectation. She was a curator of the childlike spirit and protector of the beautiful English countryside.

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