Plan for Gertrude Bell blue plaque in London sparks controversy

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Explorer, diplomat and writer born in north-east England ‘did not have anything to do with London’, says biographer

English Heritage has been accused of trying to claim for London the remarkable north-east England-born explorer, diplomat, archaeologist and writer Gertrude Bell.

The charity has said it is planning a blue plaque in the capital for Bell as part of its push to get more women from history recognised. Only 14% of the more than 900 blue plaques in London are dedicated to women.

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