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By Maureen Wright

This ebook presents the 1st full-length biography of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1833–1918) – an individual pointed out between contemporaries as "the gray subject within the mind" of the late-Victorian women’s circulation. A pacifist, humanitarian "free-thinker," Wolstenholme Elmy was once a arguable personality and the 1st lady ever to talk from a public platform with regards to marital rape. Lauded by means of Emmeline Pankhurst as "first" one of the notorious militant suffragettes of the Women’s Social and Political Union, Wolstenholme Elmy used to be one in all Britain’s nice feminist pioneers and, in her personal phrases, an "initiator" of many high-profile campaigns from the 19th into the twentiethth century. Wright attracts on an in depth source of unpublished correspondence and different resources to supply a permanent portrait that does justice to Wolstenholme Elmy’s momentous achievements.

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