Tag Archives: National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies

the great adventure – Maude Royden

Selecting only 40 first-wave feminists is hard enough but how is possible to round off such a list?  Perhaps only by recalling one who, as a multi-faceted pioneer, crossed many different barriers and whose loving critique of the Church remains … Continue reading

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the new nonconformity – L.E.Turquand and Jane Strickland

Nothing, it is said, attracts more than a good example… The Free Church League for Women’s Suffrage (FCLWS) was founded in the second half of 1910, after a letter from Miss L.E.Turquand appeared in the Christian Commonwealth (13 July 1910).  … Continue reading

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shaking the Establishment from within – Lady Frances Balfour

Successful social and political movements are typically broad-based, engaging people at all levels of society.  Sometimes, as in the British women’s suffrage struggle,  more militant figures get undue attention.  Yet without patient and persistent work of all kinds there is … Continue reading

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