Tag Archives: Women’s history

Suffragists and Suffragettes


An overview of the Votes for Women campaign By Claire Jones Introduction Before the 1832 Reform Act most men and all women did not have the vote. This act created a wider franchise but used the term ‘male person’, specifically

Women in Hospital Service in World War One


A brief overview by Anne Powell, author of Women in the War Zone : Hospital Service in the First World War    A researcher’s story Between 1975-1977 and 1982-1985 I lived in Mons, Belgium, where my husband had two appointments on

Women’s History Walk around Radical Manchester


By Michael Herbert.  Manchester was the world’s first great industrial city—‘Cottonopolis’—its privilege and poverty both dazzled and appalled by turn. It played a significant role in the formation of radical movements that challenged the status quo including trade unionism, co-operation,



by Bram Stoker (Vintage Classics, 2007) rrp £5.99. Reviewed by Linda Friday. Women’s history best read with the lights on… Most of us will be familiar with Bram Stoker’s anti-hero, the dark, dangerous and sexually-magnetic Dracula, but not all of

Land Girls and Their Impact


by Ann Kramer (Remember When: Pen & Sword Books, 2009) paperback,  rrp £14.99 Reviewed by Sue Johnson. Land Girls & Their Impact is a welcome addition to the history of this important service which was active in both world wars.

What is women’s history?


History is all too often exactly that - His Story. Typically the narratives told are the stories of men, with major events interpreted according to their impact on the masculine sex, to the exclusion of any feminine point of view

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