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November 28, 2014

On this day in 1919, socialite Lady Nancy Langhorne Astor (1879-1964), a woman of vigor, vitality, and cheek, became the first woman in British history to sit in Parliament. Outspoken and strong-willed, the charismatic and charming Astor was a good friend to writer George Bernard Shaw and a social magnet for the royalty, politicians, and artists of her time. She often exchanged quips with British leader Winston Churchill, who she supported as Prime Minister. She once said, `The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.` Read more

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