Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy
The Feisty Feminist?
The first post introduces Elizabeth, the Manchester girl whose mother died days after her birth and goes on to change women’s lives for ever. In each of my posts I will explore her achievements in challenging male power.
She worked with a range of other feminists during many campaigns and I will also introduce these women to you along the way.
These posts will offer you a taster as I work on my book that will offer you a full picture of the work of this amazing woman.
This post looks at what stoked Josephine’s passion for helping destitute girls and women.
An introduction to Josephine Butler, an early campaigner for social justice and women’s rights. Here you are introduced to her life, setting the scene for future posts that will explore her work in more depth.
Here are three women who have influenced our literature and culture, from Shakespeare to now.
A brief review of the laws that gave women the keep to own their own money and property.
A podcast of me talking about Elizabeth on the Royal Radio Truelove show.
A look at two Moravian Christmas traditions that Elizabeth will have shared with other pupils at Fulneck School in the late 1840s. Today these traditions are still celebrated at the church and by pupils at the school.
A story of one girl’s night of horror, based upon laws that were applied throughout the country for over 15 years. For many women this horror was cruelly real and often based simply upon the suspicions of a policeman.
Pictures of Fulneck, where Elizabeth spent two years at school from 1848 to 1850. From here she went on to have a significant influence on the education of girls.
A quote from the Queen’s Christmas broadcast, 1966.