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Lady Henry Somerset and Frances Willard and their relief work during the Armenian crisis of the 1890s

Lady Henry Somerset (standing) and Frances Willard Lady Henry Somerset and Frances Willard, the American temperance leader, had much in common – including a poor taste in hats, it would seem from this old photograph. The 2 women did not … Continue reading

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Ready for tide to turn on our attitude to Do-Gooders?

Summing up his excellent series on Victorian Do-Gooders, Ian Hislop commented that “their achievements have been underrated, their absurdities accentuated” but posed the question “Are we ready for the tide to turn?” In researching my book, I came across many … Continue reading

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