Beryl Markham

 

 

 b. Beryl Clutterbuck 26 October 1902 in Rutland but moved to 'British East Africa' (Kenya) when she was 4.

Married three times; the first of these was to Mansfield Markham in 1927.

Began flying in 1931, but it wasn't until 1936 that she made headlines by being the first person to fly solo from England to North America. Her autobiography, West with the Night, sold over a million copies.

d. 3 August 1986, aged 83

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