Women's history (30 pages found in this category)

Adele Meyer

Adele Meyer, Lady Meyer, (1862/3–1930) was an English socialite, social reformer, philanthopist and suffragist.

Annie Kenney

English working-class suffragette, the poster girl of the Women’s Social and Political Union.

Black Friday (1910)

Black Friday was a suffragette demonstration in London on 18 November 1910, in which 300 women marched to the Houses of Parliament as part of their campaign to secure voting rights.

Cat and Mouse Act 1913

Act of Parliament intended to deal with the public outcry resulting from the treatment of suffragettes who went on hunger strike while in prison.

Commonwealth (Adultery) Act 1650

Act passed by the Rump Parliament in 1650 making fornication, adultery and incest secular offences.

Convent of Poor Clares, Gravelines

Convent in the Spanish Netherlands (now in northern France), founded in 1607 by Mary Ward, a community of English nuns of the Order of St Clare. Commonly called the Poor Clares.

Deceased Wife’s Sister’s Marriage Act 1907

Act of Parliament making it legal for the first time in the United Kingdom for a man to marry his dead wife’s sister.

Dorothy Legh

Born Dorothy Egerton (1565–1639), also Dorothy Brereton, Lady of the Manor of Worsley, was a coal owner and benefactor of Ellenbrook Chapel near her home in Worsley, Lancashire.

Elizabeth Mallett

Elizabeth Mallet (fl. 1672–1706) was a printer and bookseller who produced Britain’s first daily newspaper, The Daily Courant, the first issue of which appeared on 11 March 1702.

Emma Lister-Kaye

Colliery owner in Overton near Wakefield in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1871 until 1905.