By Robert Weinberg
The lifetime of Sara Louisa, girl Blomfield, spanned essentially the most interesting classes in human historical past – the final half the nineteenth and primary half the twentieth centuries and the social and political advancements that outlined the period: the suffragist move, the increase of jap non secular idea, Theosophy and spiritualism in Europe, the 1st international conflict, modernization. She skilled the poverty of rural eire and the rite of the royal courtroom in London.
Beyond this, girl Blomfield used to be the most socially unusual adherents of the Bahá’í religion, relocating in social circles that integrated royalty, individuals of presidency and the celebs of the day. She was once the gracious and beneficiant hostess to ‘Abdu’l Bahá on His historical visits to London in 1911 and 1912–13 and used to be a chronicler of Bahá’í heritage in her booklet the selected Highway.
Above all, she was once a tireless suggest of the Bahá’í Faith’s religious and social teachings; a defender of her persecuted co religionists in Iran; a champion of the rights of girls, young children, prisoners and animals; and an ardent promoter of peace and interreligious understanding.
Robert Weinberg’s particular study has yielded a desirable perception into the lifetime of woman Blomfield, her relatives and her circle, and into the lifetime of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá because it touched the lives of the British Bahá’ís. Punctuated by means of glimpses into London society and the speedily constructing Bahá’í neighborhood, Weinberg’s booklet presents compelling grounds for girl Blomfield’s inclusion within the ‘galaxy of unforgettable girls’ who ‘became the critical exponents of the Bahá’í message on either side of the Atlantic’.
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Lady Blomfield: Her Life and Times by Robert Weinberg