1st Edition

Lives of Victorian Political Figures, Part III
Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Annie Besant and Millicent Garrett Fawcett by their Contemporaries

ISBN 9781851968503
Published October 9, 2008 by Routledge
1712 Pages

USD $650.00

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Book Description

The third set in this successful series focuses on four iconic female political figures from the Victorian era: Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), Annie Besant (1847-1933) and Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929).

Wide-ranging political issues are addressed such as women's suffrage, birth control and female education- contentious topics as women sought to improve their legal, educational, political, marital and economic status.

Carefully selected extracts from biographies, memoirs, diaries, private letters and other ephemera reveal how these iconic women were viewed by their contemporaries.