WSPU postcard of Flora Drummond, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst arrested on 13 October 1908, on a charge of conduct likely to provoke a breach of the peace; from  LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/02/064…

The Home Front, WHN Conference image 2014. Image courtesy Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service…

Eleanor Rathbone campaigning (unsuccessfully) for election as an independent candidate for East Toxteth in Liverpool in 1922; from LSE Library’s collections COLL MISC 1104…

Women’s History is sent to WHN members in Spring, Summer and Autumn; digital copies are available for download.…

The Women’s Land Army in Britain during the Second World War; from the collections of The Imperial War Museum (IWM non commercial licence).…

1970s London from the series On a Good Day by Al Vandenberg; © Victoria and Albert Museum, London…

WSPU waitresses at a fund-raising event at The Women’s Exhibition in London May 1909; from LSE Library’s collections, TWL/2002/387

 

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Millicent Garrett Fawcett addressing  an estimated 50,000 women  at a mass suffrage rally in Hyde Park on 26 July 1913; from LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/01/177…

The First Female African- American Pilot

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The First Female African-American Pilot

 

 

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman’s Early Life
Bessie Coleman was one of 13 children, with parents who were both illiterate sharecroppers. By the time she reached childhood, Coleman’s father left his family to go to

WOMEN’S HISTORY NETWORK PRIZES

 

Closing dates:

Book Prize – 31 March

Young Researchers – 1 May

Small Grants Scheme – 1 April

 

 

Mentia: Mrs Peter Taylor (1810-1908) a radical Liberal Victorian, ‘the mother’ of the English women’s parliamentary suffrage movement

The book acknowledges the contribution of suffragists associated with the contemporaries of Mentia’s husband Peter Alfred Taylor, Leicester Radical Liberal MP. Suffragists in Britain and across the Atlantic dubbed Mentia ‘the mother’ for ensuring Ladies’ London Emancipation Society members signed parliamentary petitions for women’s suffrage. She called the campaign based at Aubrey House the acacia tree party because of the species’ vitality. John Stuart Mill recognised her organisational abilities and engineered her role in the parliamentary suffrage movement.

As Mentia brought the support of radicals from the Anti-Corn Law League and Chartists, as well as followers of Joseph Mazzini, Garibaldi …

Virago Great Feminist Quotes – A [Belated]Christmas Gift [for Women’s History Month, instead]…cont.

Virago Great Feminist Quotes – A [Belated]Christmas Gift [for Women’s History Month, instead]…cont.