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22/12/1943 English children's writer Beatrix Potter dies at 77

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Beatrix Potter Documentary

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'Beatrix Potter' BBC Reporting Scotland, July 2016

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The Lakeland legacy of Beatrix Potter

In her thirties, Beatrix Potter published the highly successful children's book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. She then began writing and illustrating children's books full-time. She died of pneumonia and heart disease at her home in Near Sawrey, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust.
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