If you’re exhausted by the mere thought of climbing a mountain, grab a cup of tea, sit down (preferably under a cosy blanket), and have a read about some phenomenal women who were doing it in the nineteenth-century.
Women have had to put up with some mad things over the centuries… from not being allowed to sit down to being denied university degrees (despite actually attending the university). I’ve listed some of the craziest examples here for your perusal. Feel free to laugh or cry.
Last week I had my Covid-19 vaccine! Whoop! I’m always saying that you can uncover so much London history if you just scratch the surface a little bit, so I thought I’d put my money where my mouth is and tell you some of the stories I found on my journey to the hospital!
The final part of this series! Two women of formidable energy and innovation, who dedicated their lives to achieving gender and racial equality and helping those less fortunate than themselves.
Two weeks after I promised but it’s here! This time we’re looking at two women who were contemporaries but likely never met. Both creative and inspirational women of the 1920s.
First of three blog posts featuring Black women who have lived in London over the centuries.
Part one looks at Mary Fillis, a sixteenth century servant, and Dido Elizabeth Belle, an aristocrat in the eighteenth century.
Amazing women, dystopian strongholds, and aristocratic estates – a few quirky facts with which to impressive your friends and family next time you’re in Bloomsbury.