From Aphra Behn To The 'Blitz:' 300 Years Of London Women'S Social History
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This course examines the lives and times of London women over the past three centuries from a social history perspective. It includes studies of: the notion of women being regarded as ‘the weaker vessel’;
‘domestic ideology’; marriage in aristocratic circles; the burgeoning feminist movement; a revisionist appraisal of Queen Victoria; the militant campaign for women’s suffrage and the changing role of women during two world wars and the political, and socio-economic impact on their lives.