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Rochester and the women’s suffrage movement

It is right in 2018, a century after some women gained the vote, to recognise the leadership of Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett however their success could not have been achieved without the support of thousands of women in towns and cities up and down the country. 3,986 more words

Happy Birthday Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward Howe was born May 27th 1819.  Abolitionist, advocate for social justice in general and womens’ suffrage in particular.  Best remembered as the author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” which are lyrics she penned to the already popular song  “John Brown’s Body”. 489 more words


Turbulent Londoners: Lady Constance Lytton, 1869-1923

Turbulent Londoners is a series of posts about radical individuals in London’s history who contributed to the city’s contentious past, with a particular focus of women, whose contribution to history is often overlooked. 954 more words

Turbulent Londoners

Suffrage Showcases: John Stuart Mill

Of course! Men, too played a huge role in fighting for gender equality and suffrage. We can’t assume that every man in Britain was misogynistic and ignorant of women’s struggles, because… 549 more words

Help Bring Suffragettes' Voices to Life: Call for Readers on 26/05/2018 and 27/05/2018

Dear all,

As part of our upcoming Suffrage Centenary Event, we are recruiting volunteers to read selected letters written by Suffrage campaigners and some of their relatives. 155 more words


"Mother Knows Best?: The Conflicting Rhetoric of the Women's Suffrage Movement," by Risa Gelles-Watnick '21

(Risa Gelles-Watnick wrote this as a final paper for WRI 134 with Professor Wright.)

“Public speech shall be men’s concern.”[1]

In many cultures around the world, the use of rhetoric in front of an audience was traditionally reserved only for men. 3,748 more words

Academic Writing

Uncovering the Past at Essex Record Office

One of our key partners in this project is the Essex Record Office who are helping us with advice, research and training.

The ERO holds archives that take up nearly eight miles of shelves and the items they care for include parish registers, diaries, letters, court records, wartime records, manorial records and school records. 313 more words