First Woman to become a British Ambassador
June 2011, at home in Suffolk
b. 1927, London d.2015
Dame Anne was a British diplomat and she made history as the first female British Ambassador. This role had existed for over 650 years before she was installed at the age of 49. The ban on female diplomats getting married was only lifted three years before Anne accepted her ground-breaking post. Dame Anne was a prime mover in the global campaign for women’s rights all her life.