WS/HS 366 - From Aphra Behn to the 'Blitz:' 300 Years of London Women's Social History

This course examines the lives and times of London women over the past three centuries from a social history perspective. It includes studies of women being regarded as the ‘weaker vessel’; ‘domestic ideology’; the ‘business’ of marriage in aristocratic circles; the burgeoning feminist movement; studying Queen Victoria and her response to 19th century feminist campaigns; the militant campaign for women’s suffrage; and the changing roles of women during two world wars and the political and socio-economic impact on their lives. Visits will be made to the Museum of London, the National Portrait Gallery and the Imperial War Museum, and the locations where the campaign for votes for women was bitterly fought.

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Women's Studies

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