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The Resource Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism -- women's fight for change, Tessa Boase

Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism -- women's fight for change, Tessa Boase

Label
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism -- women's fight for change
Title
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather
Title remainder
fashion, fury and feminism -- women's fight for change
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Boase
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'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 Humble When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her crack squad 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 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 local 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 unique 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 voice
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Boase, Tessa
Dewey number
640/.460922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.D52
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Suffragists
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • HOUSE & HOME
  • Suffragists
Label
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism -- women's fight for change, Tessa Boase
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alice Battershall -- Inspector Lakeman -- 97 Lever Street -- Women undercover -- 'Crewe factory girl' -- The skylark -- Young Etta -- Young Emmeline -- The train carriage -- Of bird-wearing age -- The tea party -- Emily Williamson -- A very ambitious title -- Flight -- Impracticable dreamers -- Courting the men -- Winifred, Duchess of Portland -- The crème de la crème -- Dying to get out -- The millinery detectives -- Queen Alix -- 'Egret' Bennett -- Deeds not words -- The frontal attack -- Mrs. Pattinson -- The Countess Fabbricotti -- Royal approval -- The 'suffragette' -- Onto the street -- The Antis -- The feminine arts -- The advice of men -- Maternal weakness -- Peak rage -- The feeding tube -- Dumb creation -- At war -- The ballot box -- But what do women care? -- Etta and Emmeline: two portraits -- The coup
Control code
1034631126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781318140
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cd838b09-0b8f-4e24-b54b-3851b9334843
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034631126
Label
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism -- women's fight for change, Tessa Boase
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alice Battershall -- Inspector Lakeman -- 97 Lever Street -- Women undercover -- 'Crewe factory girl' -- The skylark -- Young Etta -- Young Emmeline -- The train carriage -- Of bird-wearing age -- The tea party -- Emily Williamson -- A very ambitious title -- Flight -- Impracticable dreamers -- Courting the men -- Winifred, Duchess of Portland -- The crème de la crème -- Dying to get out -- The millinery detectives -- Queen Alix -- 'Egret' Bennett -- Deeds not words -- The frontal attack -- Mrs. Pattinson -- The Countess Fabbricotti -- Royal approval -- The 'suffragette' -- Onto the street -- The Antis -- The feminine arts -- The advice of men -- Maternal weakness -- Peak rage -- The feeding tube -- Dumb creation -- At war -- The ballot box -- But what do women care? -- Etta and Emmeline: two portraits -- The coup
Control code
1034631126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781318140
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cd838b09-0b8f-4e24-b54b-3851b9334843
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034631126

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