“In and out of Wedlock: four 19th Century Case Studies” – a talk by Karen Winyard
October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The 19th century saw an increasing movement to reform the legal
system both generally and with regard to married women’s rights. At the
same time women, though disenfranchised, were becoming politically active
with the feminist movement in its infancy. The battle for women’s suffrage
could not be fought successfully until there had been radical changes in
society’s perception of women, particularly married women, changes that
could only be achieved as women found the courage to share their
experiences in and out of wedlock. This talk looks at four women who found
that courage in their own personal lives and contributed in their own small
way to the groundswell of public opinion in Nottinghamshire.
Free to FONA members, guests are asked to make a £3 donation. Tea, coffee and
biscuits from 10.30 am.