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Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change / Tessa Boase.

By: Boase, Tessa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Aurum Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: xvi, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1781316546; 9781781316542.Subject(s): Lemon, Margaretta, 1860-1953 | Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928 | Royal Society for the Protection of Birds -- History | Feminism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Millinery -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Suffrage -- Great Britain -- History | Women -- Political activity -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910 | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 305.420941
Contents:
Prologue -- Feathers -- Birds -- Hats -- Votes -- Power -- Epilogue.
Summary: When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather. Twelve years earlier, a very different women's campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was Etta Lemon. She was anti-fashion, anti-feminist– and anti-suffrage. Britain’s biggest conservation charity, the RSPB, was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women led by Mrs Lemon. Boase explores these rival, overlapping campaigns to show a society in transformation. -- adapted from jacket.
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The untold story of two women who fought for change in a male-dominated Victorian society deeply resistant to change.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index.

Prologue -- Feathers -- Birds -- Hats -- Votes -- Power -- Epilogue.

When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather. Twelve years earlier, a very different women's campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was Etta Lemon. She was anti-fashion, anti-feminist– and anti-suffrage. Britain’s biggest conservation charity, the RSPB, was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women led by Mrs Lemon. Boase explores these rival, overlapping campaigns to show a society in transformation. -- adapted from jacket.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Leading Characters (p. vii)
  • Prologue (p. ix)
  • Part 1 Feathers (p. 1)
  • 1 Alice Battershall (p. 2)
  • 2 Inspector Lakeman (p. 8)
  • 3 97 Lever Street (p. 15)
  • 4 Women Undercover (p. 19)
  • 5 'Crewe Factory Girl' (p. 23)
  • 6 The Skylark (p. 26)
  • Part 2 Birds (p. 31)
  • 7 Young Etta (p. 32)
  • 8 Young Emmeline (p. 40)
  • 9 The Train Carriage (p. 43)
  • 10 Of Bird-Wearing Age (p. 47)
  • 11 The Tea Party (p. 53)
  • 12 Emily Williamson (p. 62)
  • 13 A Very Ambitious Title (p. 67)
  • 14 Flight (p. 72)
  • 15 Impracticable Dreamers (p. 76)
  • 16 Courting the Men (p. 82)
  • 17 Winifred, Duchess of Portland (p. 88)
  • 18 The Crème de la Crème (p. 97)
  • Part 3 Hat's (p. 105)
  • 19 Dying to Get Out (p. 106)
  • 20 The Millinery Detectives (p. 111)
  • 21 Queen Alix (p. 115)
  • 22 'Egret' Bennett (p. 121)
  • 23 Deeds Not Words (p. 128)
  • 24 The Frontal Attack (p. 132)
  • 25 Mrs Pattinson (p. 137)
  • 26 The Countess Fabbricotti (p. 142)
  • 27 Royal Approval (p. 150)
  • 28 The 'Suffragette' (p. 156)
  • Part 4 Votes (p. 161)
  • 29 Onto the Street (p. 162)
  • 30 The Antis (p. 174)
  • 31 The Feminine Arts (p. 186)
  • 32 The Advice of Men (p. 195)
  • 33 Maternal Weakness (p. 207)
  • 34 Peak Rage (p. 219)
  • 35 The Feeding Tube (p. 229)
  • 36 Dumb Creation (p. 235)
  • Part 5 Power (p. 241)
  • 37 At War (p. 242)
  • 38 The Ballot Box (p. 249)
  • 39 But What Do Women Care? (p. 256)
  • 40 Etta and Emmeline: Two Portraits (p. 263)
  • 41 The Coup (p. 272)
  • Epilogue (p. 283)
  • Notes (p. 290)
  • Select Bibliography (p. 305)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 310)
  • Index (p. 313)
  • Picture Credits (p. 320)