On 6 February 1918 the Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent and women aged 30 or over who resided in a constituency or occupied land or premises with a rateable value above £5, or whose husbands did, were given the right to vote in parliamentary elections in Great Britain and Ireland. Any women aged 21 … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 43 – Votes for Women!
The first book I ever owned about the roles women played in WWI was The Virago Book of Women and the Great War, edited by Joyce Marlow. In her introduction she begins with a quote from Mable Potter Daggett, an American journalist who, before the USA entered the war, travelled across the Atlantic to report … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 31 – Women and the War
Women’s voices from WWI are often either overlooked or stereotyped – the ever cheerful VADs and Nurses at the front, the stoic, patriotic wives and mothers waiting patiently at home – or were dismissed at the time by those who fought as sentimental and lacking in understanding (Mr Sassoon, I’m looking at you here, with … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 2 – Scars Upon My Heart