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Meet the pragmatic temperance leader

Lady Henry Somerset’s tenure as President of the British Women’s Temperance Association and Vice-President/President of the World Woman’s Christian temperance Union was frequently mired in controversy. One of the main reasons for this was that she was a pragmatist. She … Continue reading

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Temperance doesn’t mean abstinence

The temperance movement was at its height in Britain in the late 19th century. With towns awash with alcohol-induced squalor, many strong-minded women realised that curbs were needed on the liquor trade. Some, as in America, advocated prohibition. Others, like … Continue reading

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