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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: August 2019

This month’s update adds 36 new lives,  with a focus on women’s citizenship and social action in the early twentieth century – local councillors, voluntary workers and organizers, magistrates, benefactors – introduced by Dr Eve Colpus and Dr Anne Logan.

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Florence White (1886-1961)

Florence White

The National Spinsters’ Pensions Association was the largest women’s campaigning group in the 1930s. Its founder Florence White, whose fiancé had died in 1917, ran a confectioner’s shop in Bradford.

 

 

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AUGUST 8, 2019

What's new: August 2019

This month’s update adds 36 new lives, with a focus on women’s citizenship and social action in the early twentieth century.

JULY 11, 2019

What's new: July 2019

The latest update, curated by Dr Elizabeth Darling, adds the lives of some of the first generation of women architects to practise in Britain.

MAY 24, 2019

Queen Victoria's 200th birthday

In celebration of Victoria’s 200th birthday, discover six facts you may not have known about one of the longest-reigning British monarchs.