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Women and Power

By Sophie Duncan, Rachael Lennon

9781911384861

ISBN: 9781911384861

Published: 19-02-2018


Women and Power

By Sophie Duncan, Rachael Lennon

ISBN: 9781911384861

Published: 19-02-2018

About This Book

Celebrating a year of ‘Women & Power’ programmes throughout the Trust, this guidebook explores the roles of National Trust places in the women’s suffrage movement, through the people who lived and worked in them – from the Midlands kitchen-maid turned suffragette arsonist to the aristocratic dynasties split by a daughter’s campaigning. As well as offering a broad history of the Suffrage movement, readers will discover some of the debates heard in the drawing rooms, kitchens and bedrooms of National Trust places as the country fought over whether, and how, a woman might have a voice in public life. We continue to see the footprints of this intensely political argument in the places and collections cared for by the Trust across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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