Amelia is an intrepid name
March 28, 2015 9:15 AM   Subscribe

The biting cold of a March morning did little to dissuade fans of Amelia Edwards, founder of the Egypt Exploration Society, from turning out in force to watch the unveiling of her blue plaque at 19 Wharton Street in London this week. Edwards joins a small list of women writers including Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Shelley and Agatha Christie, chosen to be celebrated by the scheme as its first female Egyptologist.
As one dives deeper into Amelia Edwards' contributions to Egyptology, one begins to wonder*, was it she who was the real Amelia Peabody, so well known to us through the words of Elizabeth Peters?

*Really thought I was the first to make the connection, never mind
posted by infini (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sure this Amelia Edwards is awesome and I will read about her awesomeness now. But a bit of false advertising in the title, no? I was sure this was going to be a post about Amelia Bedelia.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 9:57 AM on March 28, 2015

Or...Dr. Mary Brodrick?
posted by clavdivs at 10:31 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

There is no God: only Amelia Bedelia

I need to read some Amelia Peabody stories, now!
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 1:56 PM on March 28, 2015 [2 favorites]

Awesome post!
posted by supercrayon at 7:32 PM on March 28, 2015

I might be misremembering, but I think Elizabeth Peters and Diane Rehm actually discuss Amelia Edwards here.

Excellent post, thanks!
posted by you must supply a verb at 2:24 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

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