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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: May 2020

This month’s update records the lives of 16 Victorian women who achieved significance in the worlds of art, education, authorship, prison government, and nursing. Read the summary of new content here.

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Gray [married names Ruskin; Millais], Euphemia Chalmers [Effie], Lady Millais (1828–1897)

 A controversial figure in her lifetime, and associated with the misfortune of her marriage to John Ruskin, Effie Gray is now recognized as a talented woman who ran the studio of her artist second husband J. E. Millais and achieved social recognition at the end of her life.

 

 

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MAY 14, 2020

What's new: May 2020

This month’s update records the lives of 16 Victorian women who achieved significance in the worlds of art, education, authorship, prison government, and nursing.

APRIL 9, 2020

What's new: April 2020

This month’s update contains 13 articles, recording women’s lives in a variety of spheres – from accountancy and education to domestic service and musical comedy – in the transformative period of suffrage and after. Read the introduction by Lyndsey Jenkins and the summary of new content here.

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

What's new: February 2020

This month’s update adds 20 lives of outstanding figures from the nursing profession in the twentieth century, curated by Teresa Doherty of the Royal College Of Nursing. Read her introduction and the summary of new content here.