Josephine Tey was a pseudonym of Elizabeth Mackintosh (July 25, 1896–February 13, 1952), a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. A pseudonym is a fictitious alternative to a person's legal name (see Alias) Events 285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland.
She was born in Inverness, and attended a physical training college in Birmingham, before becoming a teacher. Inverness (Inbhir Nis iɲɪɾʲˈniʃ is a city in northern Scotland. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um However, her literary career began only when she was forced to give up regular work in order to care for her invalid father.
In five of the mystery novels she wrote under the name of Josephine Tey, the hero is Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant (he also appears in a sixth, The Franchise Affair, but only as a minor character); the most famous of them is The Daughter of Time, in which Grant, laid up in the hospital, has friends research reference books and contemporary documents so he can puzzle out the mystery of whether King Richard III of England murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. New Scotland Yard or Scotland Yard, informally known as The Yard and NSY, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible The Franchise Affair is a 1948 mystery novel by Josephine Tey, in which a small-town lawyer is called on to defend two women accused of kidnapping The Daughter of Time is a 1951 novel by Josephine Tey, often referenced by "supporters" of King Richard III of England, despite the Richard III ( 2 October 1452 &ndash 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death The Princes in the Tower, Edward V of England ( November 4 1470 &ndash 1483? and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury 1st Duke of York ( Inspector Grant concludes that King Richard was quite innocent of this murder, or of any murder, and that the young princes were still alive after the Battle of Bosworth. The Battle of Bosworth or Bosworth Field ( 22 August, 1485) was Lancastrian Henry Tudor's defeat of Yorkist Richard Henry VII (creator of the Star Chamber), was the actual murderer, tyrant and usurper he falsely accused Richard of being. For the online trading card game see Star Chamber The Harbinger Saga.
The Daughter of Time was the last of her books published during her lifetime. The Franchise Affair also has a historical context: although set in the 1940s, it is based on the 18th-century case of Elizabeth Canning. The Franchise Affair is a 1948 mystery novel by Josephine Tey, in which a small-town lawyer is called on to defend two women accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Canning (1734-1773 was an Englishwoman who claimed that she had been abducted and her kidnappers tried to force her to become a prostitute
A further crime novel, The Singing Sands, was found in her papers and published posthumously. After her death, proceeds from her estate, including royalties from her books, were assigned to the National Trust. The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organization in England, Wales
As Gordon Daviot she wrote about a dozen one-act plays and another dozen full-length plays, but only four of them were produced during her lifetime. Richard of Bordeaux was particularly successful, running for fourteen months and starring John Gielgud. Richard of Bordeaux is a play by Gordon Daviot (pseudonym for Elizabeth Macintosh that depicts the story of Richard II of England in a romantic fashion Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April, 1904 – 21 May 2000) known as Sir John Gielgud, was an