Lucy Barfield (1935 – 2003); C.S. Lewis' god-daughter. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was written for and dedicated to Lucy.
Maud and Family
Maud and Owen Barfield married in 1923. They met in 1920 on a folk-dance tour of Cornwall which culminated with their dance performances on the 13th & 15th November 1921 at Somerville and Wadham Colleges, Oxford.
(Far Right) Jeffrey Barfield; C. S. Lewis dedicated The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to Jeffrey (born Geoffrey Corbett).
A dancer and musician, Lucy was afflicted by multiple sclerosis from the age of 28, and lived with this debilitating condition until her death in 2003. In spite (or perhaps because) of this, Lucy served as a muse and inspiration to her father, Owen Barfield, representing the Eternal-Feminine (and Wordsworth's Romantic ideal of a young English girl) in his myth-allegory, The Rose on the Ash-Heap.
Lucy's faith and fortitude is felt in two collections of her poems at the Wade Center, Wheaton College.