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How the British Women’s Temperance Association was founded – encouraged by a visiting American, Eliza Stewart

Eliza Stewart, or “Mother Stewart” as she liked to be known, was another lady with a talent for humanity. She had worked tirelessly during the American Civil War as a nurse, setting up hospitals and ensuring adequate supplies of food, … Continue reading

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Don’t mock the Victorian Do-Gooders

I’m very much enjoying Ian Hislop’s “Age of the Do-Gooders” on BBC2. You sense Ian is always wanting to mock, but instead is finding himself deeply impressed by the courage and committment of his subjects. Next week he’ll be talking … Continue reading

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