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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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the women’s muse – Olive Schreiner

No one writer can represent, or be the focus, of a whole movement.  This is certainly true for first-wave feminism.  As it moved from what Jane Rendall (in The Origins of Modern Feminism) called ‘dynamic evangelicalism’ into a more ‘secular … Continue reading

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nonviolent militancy and Romanticism – Charlotte Despard

Perhaps it demands a real personality to shake the dust from tired complacency?! This does not necessarily require violent militancy however but only the creative imagination of a colourful soul… Charlotte Despard (1844-1939) was one of the most flamboyant figures … Continue reading

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