Sophie Duncan

University of Oxford

Sophie Duncan - University of Oxford

My research centres on women’s theatrical, domestic, and political lives in two eras: the Renaissance and the Victorian period. I’m also interested in the material lives of objects in the home and on the stage. I am the academic lead on the National Trust’s 2018 National Public Programme, Women and Power, and a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

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Edy, Chris and Clare at Smallhythe Place

Who were Edith Craig and Christopher St John?

Actress, producer and designer, Edith Craig was a suffragette and socialist, and later director of the feminist Pioneer Players. Her partner, Christopher St John, born Christabel Marshall, was a feminist playwright, suffragette, and author.

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Violet Ann Bland was a housemaid at Dudmaston Hall in Shropshire

Who was Violet Ann Bland?

Violet Ann Bland was the Dudmaston kitchenmaid who became a suffragette hunger-striker.

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Agnes Pochin, Laura McLaren and Priscilla Bright-McLaren

Who was Laura McLaren, Lady Aberconwy?

Laura McLaren, Lady Aberconwy (1854–1933), was a leading Liberal suffragist. She became an activist in the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and founded the Liberal Women’s Suffrage Union.

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Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey (1849-1945), Osterley Park and House

Who was Margaret Elizabeth Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey?

Margaret Elizabeth Child-Villiers (nee Leigh, 1849 - 1945), Countess of Jersey, was a Tory political hostess and philanthropist who became Britain’s leading female anti-suffragist.

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