Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

A Woman’s Guide to Sex and Dating in the Weimar Berlin

by Annabel Fielding The Golden Twenties, as the German tradition dubs the Roaring Twenties, have precipitated many changes in the lives of German women. We all know the international figure of a flapper, immortalized by authors both classic and modern, from Scott Fitzgerald to Kerry Greenwood. However, many tendencies of the decade have improved the … Continue reading A Woman’s Guide to Sex and Dating in the Weimar Berlin

#HeForShe – Women in Policing in the 1920s

by Ben Hodges I am very grateful for this opportunity to write for Herstory Club as part of their #HeForShe initiative. The First World War was a watershed for women. Opportunities previously off limits to them, suddenly became available in the name of the ‘war effort.’ One area in particular benefitted from female recruitment, namely … Continue reading #HeForShe – Women in Policing in the 1920s

Political trail-blazers: the fight for women’s suffrage equality in the 1920s

by Louise Quick We all know the story of the Suffragettes - it’s a great one! Over 100 years ago women weren’t allowed to vote so some female campaigners got angry, they protested, they petitioned, they smashed windows, and were rewarded for their efforts with the vote in 1918. However, the story doesn’t end there. … Continue reading Political trail-blazers: the fight for women’s suffrage equality in the 1920s

The Flapper Election

by Becky Laxton-Bass It has been just over two years since the celebrations of Vote 100 – a year of events, talks and the unveiling of new statues; celebrating the centenary of the Act of Parliament that granted the first women the right to vote. The Representation of the People Act was given royal assent … Continue reading The Flapper Election

The Queen Caroline Affair, 1820

by Rachel Campbell In June 1820 Caroline of Brunswick stepped off a boat onto Dover as Queen of Great Britain to a cheering crowd. Caroline had spent 5 years travelling the European continent as the estranged wife of George IV, then Prince Regent.  Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1804 The couple had … Continue reading The Queen Caroline Affair, 1820