Tagged: Women in Politics

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Mrs, Dr, MP: Pathé Close-Up of Dr Edith Summerskill

  British Pathé has a wealth of videos which provide a window into the history of modern Britain. For the Research Challenge, as part of the MPhil in Modern British History MPhil here at Cambridge, our course directors invited us to select a video from this archive and historicise it....

THE DEVONSHIRE, or Most Approved Method of Securing Votes', by Thomas Rowlandson 0

The 1784 Election: Masculinity in Crisis?

The 1784 election contest for the constituency of Westminster was one of the most hotly contested in history, ‘forty days of riot, forty days of confusion’ in the words of Pitt the Younger . Aged only 24, Prime Minister Pitt tried to snatch Westminster from the hands of self-proclaimed ‘man...

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Still Our Bodies, Still Ourselves: American Women’s Health Activism Today

Donald Trump became the American president-elect on November 9th, and since then, American national news coverage has continued to document his cabinet picks and planned policies for office. However, beginning during the election campaign, a strong vocal protest to his presidency resounded from feminists. During the election season, Trump made...

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Women in Politics: Margaret Thatcher’s Leadership in Context

Margaret Thatcher’s leadership as a woman is a very relevant and important area for historians to study, as it allows us to consider the continuity and change in women’s leadership over the course of the twentieth-century. As we might expect, much literature has been devoted to Thatcher’s pioneering, yet controversial...