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Hunger strikes and handkerchiefs

A handkerchief embroidered by suffrage campaigners imprisoned in Holloway Prison in 1912 is testimony to the women’s courage, resilience and inventiveness.

Sarah Backhouse
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Wartime nursing: women on the frontlines

As part of our season of posts about women’s history, today we welcome Holly Carter-Chappell, collections officer at the Florence Nightingale Museum, writing about nursing during the First World War.

Katie Birkwood
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A woman ahead of her time: Dame Hilda Lloyd

As part of our season of posts about women’s history, today we welcome Peter Basham, curator at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, writing about the RCOG’s first woman president, Hilda Lloyd (1891–1982).

Katie Birkwood
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