Lady Anne Blunt, Part 2


Lady Anne Blunt, from "A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race," circa 1881. Public domain

As Anne matured and her marriage fell apart, she continued to travel between the Arabian desert and England, always working to improve her horse breeding program. Eventually, she and Wilfrid separated, and her final years were devoted entirely to her horses.

Holly's Research:

  • Winstone, H.V.F. “Lady Anne Blunt: A Biography.” Barzan Publishing. London. 2003.
  • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.” Encyclopædia Britannica. December 21, 2006. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Wilfrid-Scawen-Blunt
  • Smithfield, Brad. “The life and times of Lady Anne Blunt, 19th century famous horse breeder, creator of the Crabbet Arabian Stud.” The Vintage News. Oct. 15, 2016. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/10/15/the-life-and-times-of-lady-anne-blunt-19th-century-famous-horse-breeder-creator-of-the-crabbet-arabian-stud/
  • Longford, Elizabeth. “A Pilgrimage of Passion: The Life of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.” Knopf. 1980.

Topics in this Podcast: Lady Anne Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, biographies, women, 19th century, horses