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The Married Women’s Property Acts (UK, 1870, 1882 and 1893)

By Claire Jones These acts were a milestone along women’s route to equality. The legal position of married women for most of the nineteenth century was little short of that of a slave. (This was the way in which philosopher

Josephine Butler, 1828-1906

by Claire Jones

Women and Madness

By Claire Jones. The association of madness with 19C femininity has generated much research by historians of women’s history. Although this association can be traced back to medieval times, ed to woman mystics such as Julian of Norwich for example,

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