Uncontrollable Women: Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries
Mon Mar 20 2023 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The Leeds Library | Leeds, EN
About this Event
In this talk Nan Sloane examines the roles women played 200 years ago when Britain and Europe were plunged in to revolution, resistance and war. Leeds women played a part in many of these events, and Nan’s talk will not only cover those who made it into the pages of the book, but also some who did not. She will also talk about her hunt for the elusive Yorkshire woman Mary Smith, sometimes said to have been from Leeds, who submitted the first Parliamentary petition for votes for women in 1832.
Nan is a Leeds-based author thinking and writing about how women contributed to the development of democracy and political organisations over the last two centuries. She has also written about the 1929 general election (the so-called Flapper election) and her previous book, The Women in the Room examined the role of women in the foundation and early years of the Labour Party.
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Where is it happening?The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, United Kingdom
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