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The twentieth century saw female roles change more rapidly than during any other period of history. In 1900 women were domestic creatures: wives, mothers, workers and ornaments. Some had long sought new rights and freedoms. In the course of a turbulent century - which included two World Wars and an explosion in technology and communications - women gained a vote and a voice, and by 2000 had permeated every male bastion from the professional workplace to the corridors of power. This illustrated survey charts that incredible journey in the UK. Women from all walks of life are featured in anecdotes from a wealth of sources including the National Archives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903365847
ISBN-10: 1903365848
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The National Archives
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Turner

Mary Turner taught history for many years, and was an A-level examiner. Since going freelance she has written widely on women's history, nostalgia and family history. Her articles have been published in The Lady, Yours, Bella, Practical Family History and Ancestors.