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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: One World Publications
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2017
Description: 277 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.
Publishers Description: Britain has been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. To say that its high time that it was defined by its women falls some way short of an understatement. Jenni Murray draws together the lives twenty-one women to shed light upon a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history. In lively prose Murray reinvigorates the stories behind the names we all know and reveals the fascinating tales behind those less familiar, ultimately producing a unique history of Britain that is as long-overdue as it is absorbing. From famous queens to forgotten visionaries, and from great artists to our most influential political actors, A History of Britain in 21 Women is a veritable feast of page-turning history. A History of Britain in 21 Women will profile Boudicca, Aphra Behn, Elizabeth I (this chapter will also feature Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots), Fanny Burney, Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Constance Markievicz, Nancy Astor, Ada Lovelace, Caroline Herschel, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Gwen John, Mary Seacole, Ethel Smyth, Margaret Thatcher, Nicola Sturgeon, Mary Quant, Barbara Castle and Mary Somerville.