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“Piety, Sobriety and Variety”: The first 3 female MPs to arrive at Westminster, by Dr Jacqui Turner
Much has been written about Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to parliament at the general election 1918 and Nancy Astor, the first woman to take her seat in parliament a year later via a carefully controlled by-election. However, much … Continue reading
International Women’s Day: Inspirational Women from History
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, members of staff and students from our department have nominated their inspirational women from history! Dr Jacqui Turner – Mary Wollstonecraft For me, it is Mary Wollstonecraft. There is always a temptation to choose … Continue reading
History, Gaming, and Churchill’s “Promise”, by Abbie Tibbott
Tucked away in a time-shift segment of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a short conversation between the playable character, Lydia Frye, and Winston Churchill. Whilst playing the game, this short exchange dragged me from the game’s immersive world and landed me … Continue reading
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A new platform: female MPs and the quest for equal citizenship, by Abbie Tibbott
This Women’s History Month, it is important to remember some of the pioneers that stood on a very crucial platform, often against all odds. The collection of women that were successfully elected to UK Parliament in the 1920s represented women’s … Continue reading
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