On the morning of the 26th of June 1891 Charles Stewart Parnell and Katharine (Kitty) O’Shea were married in the Registry Office in Steyning, West Sussex, near Brighton. To avoid the press and negative media publicity the ceremony was performed in secret. The only people in attendance were two witnesses, the Steyning registrar and the superintendent registrar. Tragically, Less than 4 months later on the 6 October Parnell died of a heart attack.
Susan Sutherland Isaacs, CBE (née Fairhurst; 24 May 1885 – 12 October 1948; also known as Ursula Wise) was a Lancashire-born educational psychologist and psychoanalyst. She published studies on the intellectual and social development of children and promoted the nursery school movement. For Isaacs developing a child’s independence, which is best achieved through play, was the best way for children to learn and the role of adults and early educators was to guide children's play.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt