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reader ì Mrs Pankhursts Purple Feather ´ Tessa Boase 'Shocking and entertaining The surprising story of the campaigning women who changed Britain' Virginia Nicholson‘Full of fascinating historical detail and colourful characters A great story beautifully told’ Kate HumbleWhen Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her crack suad of militant suffragettes in 1908 she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather This is the intriguing story behind that feather Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines a very different women’s campaign captured the public imagination Its aim was Rather interesting coverage of the origins of the RSPB and the now mostly forgotten women who spearheaded a movement founded a royal society and helped preserve thousands of species of birds from slaughter The author cleverly ties it in to the suffragist movement which grew at about the same time and in parallel to the RSPB It's a different perspective on a part of history that we should all probably know about I found it fascinating if a little heavy going at times

eBook Mrs Pankhursts Purple Feather

ePub ë Mrs Pankhursts Purple Feather ê Hardcover Read ñ 'Shocking and entertaining The surprising story of the campaigning women who changed Britain' Virginia Nicholson‘Full of fascinating historical detail and colourful characters A great story beautifully told’ Kate HumbleWhen Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House Al secretaries were challenging ‘murderous millinery’ all the way up to Parliament This gripping narrative explores two singular heroines – one lionised the other forgotten – and their rival overlapping campaigns Moving from the feather workers’ slums to the highest courtly circles from the first female political rally to the first forcible feeding Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather is a uniue journey through a society in transformation This is a highly original story of women stepping into the public sphere agitating for change – and finally finding a voic A vivid history melding the burgeoning women's movement headed by Pankhurst with the emergence of the Royal Society for Protection of Birds spearheaded by the formidable and deliciously named Mrs Etta Lemon With competing agendas both fight for the rights of their particular groups and against the men wanting to steer their agendas This is a fascinating and alternative history of women's rights in Britain and a gruesome look into the decimation of many beautiful avian species for nothing than fashion Very enjoyable and highly recommended

Tessa Boase ´ Mrs Pankhursts Purple Feather book

Mrs Pankhursts Purple Feather Radical to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats Leading the fight was a character just as heroic as Emmeline Pankhurst but with opposite beliefs Her name was Etta Lemon and she was anti fashion anti feminist – and anti suffrage Mrs Lemon has been forgotten by history but her mighty society lives on Few today are aware that Britain’s biggest conservation charity the RSPB was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women led by the indomitable Mrs Lemon While the suffragettes were slashing paintings and smashing shop windows Etta Lemon and her loc A fascinating journey through the end of the nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth Tessa manages to neatly discuss issues of feminism animal conservation fashion and history while leading you invitingly on a journey that follows two staunch women pans out to the world and then hones in on the women againWe have all heard of Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragette struggle Especially when you read as much about feminism as I do But Etta Lemon a woman of the same age as Emmeline who founded the SPBC the society for the protection of birds was unknown to meNor was I congnizent of the historical tradition for women to wear entire birds on their hats I was aware of the fur trade But the hat trade which lead to the extinction of many of the colourful and beautiful birds around the world was unknown I have spent hours googling 'murderous millinery' and horrifying myself by observing what was once fashionable I listened to this as an audio book and it absolutely gripped me Tessa does a fantastic job of weaving stories together and placing them in the context of their times and situations