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A Force To Be Reckoned  With : A History of the Women's Institute.

A Force To Be Reckoned With : A History of the Women's Institute.

by Jane Robinson

A Force To Be Reckoned With : A History of the Women's Institute

Everyone knows three things about the Women's Institute: that they spent the war making jam; the sensational Calendar Girls were WI; and, more recently, ...
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Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

by Pamela Cox

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Publishing for the first time in paperback, this major study of the history of British 'bad girls' uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal text...
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Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

by Jane Robinson

Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 gra...
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Debutantes

Debutantes

by Lucinda Gosling

Debutantes and the London Season

Until the middle of the last century, London's social calendar was dominated by 'the Season', a round of social events and parties during which the daughters of the upper classes made th...
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Divorced, Beheaded, Sold

Divorced, Beheaded, Sold

by Maria Nicolaou

Divorced, Beheaded, Sold : Ending an English Marriage 1500-1847

A fresh perspective on the seamy side of history. Maria Nicolaou has done considerable research into the largely unexplored area of divorce and marital sep...
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Girl Trouble : Panic and Progress in the History fo Young Women

Girl Trouble : Panic and Progress in the History fo Young Women

by Carol Dyhouse

Girl Trouble : Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

The history of young women is a history of trouble. Arguments about whether girls have been the victims or the beneficiaries of social change have raged th...
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Millions Like Us : Women's Lives in War & Peace 1939-1949

Millions Like Us : Women's Lives in War & Peace 1939-1949

by Virginia Nicholson

Millions Like Us : Women's Lives in War & Peace 1939-1949

In the 1930s most women still expected to become wives and mothers. The war years took the inferiority myth and destroyed it, catapulting servants and mistresses...
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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace : The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace : The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

by Kate Summersdale

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace : The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

When the married Isabella Robinson was introduced to the dashing Edward Lane at a party in 1850, she was utterly enchanted. He was 'fascinating', she told ...
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The British Witch

The British Witch

by P.G.Maxwell-Stuart

The British Witch The Biography

For over five hundred years witches, male and female, practised magic for harm and good in their communities. Most witches worked locally, used by their neighbours to cure illness, create...
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The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

by Diane Atkinson

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

Caroline Norton, born in 1808, was a society beauty, poet and pamphleteer. Her good looks and wit attracted many male admirers, first her husband, the Honourable George Norton, an...
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Wits & Wives : Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

Wits & Wives : Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

by Kate Chisholm

Wits & Wives : Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

Dr Johnson is often thought of as a strident, overbearing conversationalist, a man who famously asserted that 'Women have all the liberty they should wish to have'. But ...
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Women's Institute

Women's Institute

by Susan Cohen

Women's Institute

When the first Women’s Institute was formed in Llanfair, Wales in October 1915, no one could have foreseen how this small-scale experiment would grow to become, by the early twenty-first century, an ...
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Women's Lives : Researching Women's Social History 1800-1939

Women's Lives : Researching Women's Social History 1800-1939

by Jennifer Newby

Women's Lives : Researching Women's Social History 1800-1939

Women’s lives have traditionally gone unrecorded in history. But housewives, factory girls and servants all had their own distinctive voices, and, if you kn...
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