Tag Archives: Margaret Bright Lucas

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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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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