Women's History Journal

Women’s History Autumn 2018

Special Issue: 1918-2018

The Autumn 2018 special issue edition of Women’s History is available now. The digital version of this edition is available free to all.  You may purchase a print copy of this journal here.


  • Anne Logan on ‘The Life of Gertrude Eaton (1864–1940): musician, tax resistor and penal reformer’, 5
  • Christopher Wiley on ‘Ethel Smyth, Suffrage and Surrey: From Frimley Green to Hook Heath, Woking’, 11
  • Alexandra Hughes-Johnson on “‘Here indeed one can say this life has been lived abundantly’: The life and political career of Rose Lamartine Yates”, 19
  • Caitríona Beaumont, Clara Eroukhmanoff, Shaminder Takhar and the Gender and Sexualities Research Group on ‘1918-2018: 100 Years of the women’s vote in Britain: How farhave we come?’, 27
  • Rosie Everritt and Holly Parsons on ‘The march of the women: Surrey’s road to the vote’, 33
  • Janet Douglas on ‘The Vote Before the Vote: exhibition at Leeds Library, May 2018′, 26
  • Emma Cochrane on ‘Celebrating the centenary of women’s voices’, 34
  • Ruth Howard on ‘Processions’, 36
  • Vine Pemberton Joss on ‘Votes for women: New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 6-24 March 2018′, 37
  • Christopher Wiley on ‘A Fresh Start and Two (More) Portraits: Theatrical Shows on the Life and Work of Ethel Smyth for 2018’, 39
  • Christine Charlesworth on ‘Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison – a figure to meet in Epsom’, 41
  • Helen Marshall on ‘The Face of Suffrage’, 42

Book Reviews

  • Anne Carwardine, Disgusted Ladies: The Women of Tunbridge Wells who fought for the Right to Vote, Leicester, Matador, 2018, 43
  • Don Chapman, Wearing the Trousers: Fashion,Freedom and the Rise of the Modern Woman, Stroud, Amberley, 2017, 44
  • Anne Spurgeon, Women and Children in the Factory: A life of Adelaide Anderson (1863-1936), Worcestershire, Aspect Design, 2016, 44
  • Catherine Clay, ‘Time and Tide’: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2018, 45
  • Erika Gasser, Vexed with Devils: Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England, New York, NYU Press, 2017, 46
  • Sue Peabody, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies, New York, Oxford University Press, 2017, 47
  • Karissa Haugeberg, Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century, Urbana, Chicago and Springfield, University of Illinois Press, 2017, 48
  • Maki Kimura, Unfolding the ‘Comfort Women’ Debates: Modernity, Violence, Women’s Voices, Genders and Sexualities in History Series, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 49
  • Chris Nickson, The Tin God: A Tom Harper Mystery, London, Severn House, 2018, 50
  • Sue Jones, Votes for Women: Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, Stroud, The History Press, 2018, 50

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