Famous puddle-duck painter Beatrix Potter wrote her way to wealth when women just didn't, but The Tale of Peter Rabbit author was no suffragette. She felt voting should be left to men. Nor was she always a great businesswoman. She paid the owner of Hill Top Farm twice the price he'd paid a month earlier. And she was her publisher's largest creditor when one of the Warne brothers was sent to Wormwood Scrubs prison for forgery, leaving them facing bankruptcy.
But what's a talented author and writer to do when she comes of age in the 1880s except aspire to be a wife above all else? Here are a few photos, facts, and quotes to enjoy on the 147th birthday of the famous "Mrs. Heelis."