Jane Robinson

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Average rating: 3.8 · 921 ratings · 141 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bluestockings: The Remarkab...

3.81 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Unsuitable for Ladies: An A...

3.83 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Hearts And Minds: The Untol...

4.10 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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A Force To Be Reckoned With...

3.68 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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In the Family Way: Illegiti...

3.96 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Mary Seacole: The Black Wom...

3.38 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Parrot Pie for Breakfast: A...

3.40 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1999
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Wayward Women: A Guide to W...

3.96 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Angels of Albion: Women of ...

3.95 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders:...

3.68 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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“A Birmigham suffragette called Bertha Brewster, writing to the Daily Telegraph in February 1913, did not pull her punches:

Everyone seems to agree upon the necessity of putting a stop to Suffragist outrages, but no-one seems certain how to do so. There are two, only two ways in which this can be done. Both will be effectual.
1. Kill every woman in the United Kingdom.
2. Give women the vote.”
Jane Robinson, Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

“Anti-suffrage politicians came up with increasingly complicated strategies for avoiding female enfranchisement. Why not appoint a minister for women, backed by an advisory council which could actually include a number of ladies? That way their interests could be represented and debated while keeping them safely out of the way of 'real' government. Or we could build a separate chamber for ladies in Westminster where they could (essentially) pretend to be parliamentarians and even pass Bills among themselves. They could confine themselves to feminine matters like the Shops Act, the white slave trade, housing and so on. In the meantime the other two Houses would get on with important issues involving the armed forces, foreign affairs and the budget.”
Jane Robinson, Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

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