author={Benjamin Dabby},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={699 - 722}
ABSTRACT The historian, Hannah Lawrance (1795–1875), played an important role in nineteenth-century public debate about women's education. Like Catharine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft, she argued that virtue had no sex and she promoted the broad education of women in order to increase their opportunities for employment. But unlike her bluestocking predecessors, she derived her argument from a scholarly reappraisal of women's history. Whereas the Strickland sisters' Tory Romantic histories… 
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Between Fashion and Feminism: History in Mid-Victorian Women's Magazines
The article offers a first exploration of the contribution of women's magazines to mid-Victorian historical culture. Distinguished by a special heterogeneity in form and content, magazines showcase
The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women
At various moments during her long rule, Queen Victoria (r. 1837–1901) made clear that she was no fan of women’s rights. In a letter written in 1852 to her Uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians, the
Victorian negotiations with the recent past : history, fiction, utopia
The challenges of contemporary-history-writing were brought into relief in Britain in the nineteenth century. Philosophical and pragmatic factors made the recent past a subject of discomfort for
The role of women in the shaping of civic identity in Edwardian Leicester: Edith Gittins and the Anglo-Saxon past of Æthelflæd's fountain. Historical reconstruction and 3D visualization
Abstract This article analyses a case of female patronage in Edwardian Leicester, a drinking fountain surmounted by a statuette dedicated to a female Anglo-Saxon ruler. The bequest, by Edith Gittins
‘She Is My Eleanor’: The Character of Isabella of Angoulême on Film—A Medieval Queen in Modern Media
This chapter looks at Isabella of Angouleme, wife to King John of England (1199–1216) and how she is depicted in modern popular culture, that is, Victorian biography, historical romance novels, and
Master-Slave Dialectics and Women Characters in Three Dramatic Verses of Lord Byron
This article aims at illuminating the portrayal of women in three selected dramatic verses of Lord Byron according to master-slave dialectics of Hegel. This theory is based on the consciousness of
List of Publications on the Economic and Social History of Great Britain and Ireland Published in 2010
(The place of publication is London and the date 2010 unless otherwise stated.)
“No More Fitting Commemoration”?


Catharine Macaulay's Civil War: Gender, History, and Republicanism in Georgian Britain
The eighteenth century marked a watershed in the relationship between women and historical writing in Britain. Previous to this period, D. R. Woolf has demonstrated, women had certainly purchased,
Women and the Norman Conquest
IN 1779 William Alexander published what is probably the first history of women in English. The work is in the eighteenth-century Enlightenment tradition of Montesquieu or the Scot Millar in its wide
From Good Looks to Good Thoughts: Popular Women's History and the Invention of Modernity, ca. 1830-1870
In the famous "Prelude" and conclusion to Middlemarch (1871-72) George Eliot addresses the question of woman's work in the modern world via the figure of Saint Theresa. The "later-born Theresas,"
“The busy daughters of clio”: women writers of history from 1820 to 1880[1]
Abstract This article deals with the lives and works of some British women historians writing and publishing between 1820 and 1880. It aims to show how a group of women could work within, negotiate
The Roman Matron in Britain: Female Political Influence and Republican Response, ca. 1750–1800*
Eighteenth-century women played a significant part in British political life. Up and down the social scale, we now recognize, they performed a variety of political acts, everything from purchasing
Protestant Patriarchy and the Catholic Priesthood in Nineteenth Century England
In April 1989, The Sun, a right-wing daily newspaper published the "exclusive" story of how a Catholic priest had allegedly seduced and "ran off' with the wife of a Guernsey flower-grower.2 To a
Anti-Catholicism, Anti-Irish Stereotyping, and Anti-Celtic Racism in Mid-Victorian Working-Class Periodicals
The rapid increase in Irish immigration, it is often argued, was the chief cause for the growth of anti-Catholicism in mid-nineteenth century England. Patrick Joyce and Neville Kirk both believe that
Women's Monastic Communities, 500-1100: Patterns of Expansion and Decline
  • J. Schulenburg
  • History
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1989
The great founding mothers of Frankish and Anglo-Saxon monasticism-among them Saints Caesaria of Arles, Radegund of Poitiers, Burgundofara of Faremoutiers-en-Brie, Salaberga of Laon, Gertrude of
The Reform of Women's Secondary and Higher Education: Institutional Change and Social Values in Mid and Late Victorian England
  • J. Pedersen
  • Education
    History of Education Quarterly
  • 1979
The institutional setting in which formal education occurs is of interest both in terms of its potential effects upon the school population and its broader social implications. As the sociologist
Romanticism and Feminist Historiography
  • G. Kucich
  • Art, Linguistics
    The Wordsworth Circle
  • 1993
3See Seamus Deane, The French Revolution and Enlightement in England 1789-1832 (1988), 95-129. Donohue locates the rise of this development in mid-eighteenth century analyses of Shake speare's "great