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Struggle and Suffrage in Chelmsford : Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality - Stephen Wynn

Struggle and Suffrage in Chelmsford

Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

Paperback Published: 19th May 2019
ISBN: 9781526716064
Number Of Pages: 136

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Struggle and Suffrage in Chelmsford is a comprehensive account of what life was like for women in Chelmsford from 1850-1950.

It takes the reader on an in-depth and interesting journey, starting from when a woman, as far as both the law of the land and certain elements of society had decided, was worthless with little or no rights. For many it was no more than an existence, one which society had determined was their lot in life. With the birth of women's suffrage movements gaining recognition on a national level during the latter years of the nineteenth century, the story looks at how this affected the lives of women throughout Chelmsford.

The story continues in to the twentieth century, where it looks at the years of the First World War, which was without question a major turning point in women's suffrage. The book looks at what women achieved throughout the years of the war, in the jobs that they undertook and the voluntary work they carried out. It was a time that provided women with a freedom and a power, the likes of which they had never known before.

Attitudes towards divorce and how they changed over time are also discussed; from being a religious stigma around the time of the First World War, to being a life choice in the much more promiscuous times of the Second World War, by which time latex male contraceptives had been available for about 20 years.

An informative and fascinating read, Struggle and Suffrage in Chelmsford provides a compelling and moving account of the lives of the town's women throughout these turbulent years.

About the Author

Stephen Wynn is a retired police officer having served with Essex Police for thirty years. His first book, Two Sons in a War Zone: Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father's Conflict, was published in 2010. It is his personal account of his sons first tours in Afghanistan. His father, David Wynn, served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps during the Second World War.

ISBN: 9781526716064
ISBN-10: 1526716062
Series: Struggle and Suffrage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 19th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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