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Rosalind Miles

Give Us Freedom, The Story of the Book

Who was the all-time top goal scorer in the 2019 World Cup? Who but the quicksilver forward of the Brazilian women’s football team, Marta Vieira da Silva? When I was a girl, we never played […]

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Rebel Women and War

  A world free for all!was the rallying cry at the end of the Second World War. Free, did they say? Not for women, and not yet. Both East and West were taken up for […]

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Rebel Women, Sojourner Truth

In May of 1836, four enslaved women in Jamaica were brought before the Stipendiary Magistrate for refusing to work in the fields. As mothers of young children (one woman, Eliza Hall, had ten), they were […]

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Rebel Women, Florence Nightingale

In one of the poems of his later life, Thomas Hardy mused upon the devastation caused by the First World War, and called it ‘A Time of the Breaking of Nations’. Like the revolutions of […]

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