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A History of Britain in 21 Women.

Author: Jenni Murray
Publisher: La Vergne : Oneworld Publications, 2016.
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Britain has been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. To say that it's high time that it was defined by its women falls some way short of an understatement. Jenni Murray draws together the lives twenty-one women to shed light upon a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history. In lively prose Murray reinvigorates the stories behind the names we all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Murray, Jenni.
A History of Britain in 21 Women.
La Vergne : Oneworld Publications, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jenni Murray
ISBN: 9781780749914 1780749910
OCLC Number: 959148080
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; 1 Boadicea; 2 Queen Elizabeth I ; 3 Aphra Behn ; 4 Caroline Herschel ; 5 Fanny Burney ; 6 Mary Wollstonecraft; 7 Jane Austen ; 8 Mary Somerville; 9 Mary Seacole; 10 Ada Lovelace; 11 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson; 12 Millicent Garrett Fawcett; 13 Emmeline Pankhurst; 14 Ethel Smyth; 15 Constance Markievicz; 16 Gwen John; 17 Nancy Astor; 18 Barbara Castle; 19 Margaret Thatcher; 20 Mary Quant; 21 Nicola Sturgeon; Afterword ; Acknowledgements.

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The history of Britain, presented as you've never seen it before, through twenty-one women whose lives enthral and beguile, intrigue and inspire  Read more...

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`Fascinating...this entertaining book will be enjoyed by women of all ages.' * <i>BBC History</i> * `Ideal to press into the hands of young women studying politics and history.' * <i>Independent Read more...

 
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