De Crespigny, Rose Champion (1860-1935)

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De Crespigny, Rose Champion (1860-1935)

Daughter of the Right Honorable Sir Astley Cooper-Key (First Sea Lord of the Admiralty) and author of more than 20 novels. After the death of her husband, Philip de Crespigny, she consulted a medium, Etta Wriedt, through whom she believed to have obtained evidence of survival. As a result she became a Spiritualist, the honorary principal of the British College of Psychic Science, and a national lecturer on psychic subjects.

Her experiences became the substance of many of her novels. For example, The Dark Sea (1927) deals with direct voice experiences and The Mark with reincarnation. She also wrote several pamphlets on Spiritualist themes. She died February 10, 1935.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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