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The women's petition- 1649

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curlew Tue 22-Oct-13 22:10:50

My year 8 ds has just been telling me all about this. Is it just me didn't know about it?


DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Wed 23-Oct-13 00:14:42

Wow, I had no idea...

I feel sad that this element of history is so unknown, considering so much of women's history is I recorded, surely something like this should be more prominent?

Glad your ds is learning about it anyway

EBearhug Wed 23-Oct-13 00:23:30

I knew about it, from university. I have a vague memory I wrote an essay on the role of women in 17th Century Britain and went on about Elizabeth Lilburne and others.

I have to admit to finding much of 17th Century history quite dull, even given all the groups like the Levellers. I'm more of a 19th century woman.

caramelwaffle Wed 23-Oct-13 00:27:44

Intriguing. Thank you for posting that.

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 12:39:19

Never heard of this. Thanks for posting curlew. It makes me sad how little history about women I was taught.

curlew Wed 23-Oct-13 13:02:44

What makes me cross is that I have a daughter who went through a well regarded girl's school and studied no women's history at all! sad

Grennie Wed 23-Oct-13 13:06:06

That is shocking. You would have thought they would be on the ball with it. Sad to hear they are not.

BuffytheAppleBobber Wed 23-Oct-13 13:43:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

YoniTime Wed 23-Oct-13 21:11:17

Thanks for posting this.

FrothyDragon Fri 25-Oct-13 17:40:25

Thank you for posting this. Was unaware of it.

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