Isabella Beeton by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865
Isabella Beeton was one of the first cookbook authors, highly acclaimed during her time as the author of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. She later earned controversy when it was discovered that many portions of her book had been taken word for word from previous authors on similar topics, including Eliza Acton. Beeton, however, defended herself saying that she had never claimed the work to be exclusively original, but rather a convenient manual for women.

Full Name Isabella Mary Mayson Beeton
Who writer
Birth Date March 12, 1836
Death Date February 6, 1865
Country England
Born London, England, UK
Died London, England, UK
Cause of Death puerperal fever
Education n/a
Father Benjamin Mayson
Mother Elizabeth Jerram Mayson Dorling
Spouse Samuel Orchart Beeton
Siblings 17 siblings, 4 stepsisters

Orchart Beeton

Mayson Moss Beeton




London, England, UK - Born here, 1836. Lived here, 1856 - 1865. Died here, 1865.

Epsom, Surrey, England, UK - Lived here, approximately 1840 - 1856. Married here, 1856.

Heidelberg, Germany - Studied piano here, approximately 1850 - 1852.

Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK - Had a vacation here, 1861.


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