Women's History Journal

Women’s History Summer 2019 – Special Issue: Gardening

Women's History, Issue 13, Summer 2019

Special Issue: Gardening

The Summer 2019 special gardening issue of Women’s History is available now. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.


  • Andrew Hann on ‘A tale of two advisors: Jemima, Marchioness Grey and the improvement of the gardens at Wrest Park in the mid-18th century’, 5
  • Clare A.P. Willsdon on ‘”The lady of the garden, lawn and blackbird”: Beatrix Whistler and horticulture’, 15
  • Pippa Shirley on ‘Alice de Rothschild and the gardens at Waddesdon’, 22
  • Rebecca Preston and Clare Hickman on ‘Cultivation in Captivity: Gender, Class and Reform in the Promotion and Practice of Women’s Prison Gardening in England, 1900–1939’, 27

Book Reviews

  • Robert Stedall, Mary Queen of Scots’ Downfall: The Life and Murder of Henry, Lord Darnley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword History, 2017, 33
  • Nicola Tallis, Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester, London: Michael O’Mara Books, 2017, 33
  • Susan Doran, Elizabeth I and Her Circle, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 34
  • John Callow, Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft, London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2018, 35
  • Susan Boase, Loretta Bellman, Sarah Rogers & Barbara Stuchfield, Nursing Through the Years: Care and Compassion at the Royal London Hospital, Yorkshire: Pen and Sword, 2018, 36
  • Jane Duffus, The Women who Built Bristol 1184-2018, Bristol: Tangent Books, 2018, 37
  • Jenni Murray, A History of the World in 21 Women, London: Oneworld, 2018, 37
  • Teresa Barnard, ed., Anne Seward’s Journal and Sermons, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, 39

WHN Members download your free digital copy from this page.

WHN Members who have subscribed to the print edition will receive a printed copy free.  The PDF edition (ISSN 2059-0164) includes high quality photographs (and in colour where available) as well as active hyper-links.

2 thoughts on “Women’s History Summer 2019 – Special Issue: Gardening

  1. Hi team. The Summer 2019 link (above) seems to be landing on the Spring 2019 edition. Can you please amend the link and advise when completed?

    Many thanks,
    M Webb

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