In loving memory
>>> Beatrix Potter died in 1943, leaving the
>>> English people 4,000 acres (16 km2) of land, sixteen farms, cottages
>>> and herds of cattle and sheep. Hers was the largest gift at that time
>>> to the National Trust.
Potter wrote about 30 books; the best known being her 23 children's tales. She died of pneumonia and heart disease on 22 December 1943 at her home in Near Sawrey (Lancashire) at age 77, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust. She is credited with preserving much of the land that now comprises the Lake District National Park. Potter's books continue to sell throughout the world in many languages with her stories being retold in song, film, ballet, and animation, and her life depicted in a feature film and television film.