Category Archives: Lady Henry Somerset

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Every day I seem to discover a new heroine – a woman who was prepared to break the mould of subservient womanhood. As my particular interest lies in the mid/late Victorian period, most of my heroines  … Continue reading

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The fight for women’s rights – the women’s temperance movement played a big part

With the new film Suffragette being released this October, there will be renewed interest in the women’s suffrage movement. I’m looking forward to seeing the film, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan but I hope it doesn’t glorify the role … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAGAZINE – JUNE EDITION

My article Taking the Pledge appears on p62 of the June 2015 edition of WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE magazine. I expect some readers will find references to The Band of Hope illuminating as they may have uncovered membership … Continue reading

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TODAY – COSTING £435 MILLION A YEAR IN BENEFITS

I was shocked to read that £435 million a year is paid out to people with alcohol or drug problems in welfare benefits. Mostly this is made up of sickness benefit or, as it is now called, Employment and Support … Continue reading

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SCANDAL, SALVATION AND SUFFRAGE – THE AMAZING WOMEN OF THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

It will be available in all good bookshops soon, but the new book has now been printed. It’s available from http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=3087 and will shortly be available through this website at a special early bird rate

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Scandal Salvation & Suffrage – the Amazing Women of the Temperance Movement

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Lady Henry Somerset-inspired short historical romance in My Weekly magazine

Researching and writing the amazing life and work of Lady Henry Somerset has inspired me to do many things – not least of which was writing a short story entitled “Love Amongst the Lavender”, which has been published this week … Continue reading

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