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Women and Peace: Hannah Priscilla Peckover

After the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War (1870 – 1871), Hannah Priscilla Peckover of Wisbech, Cambridge, a staunch Quaker, committed herself to protesting against the suffering caused by war.

Women’s education, to the power of Nine

May 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the first exams sat by women at a British university. Philip Carter considers the nine pioneering students and the questions they faced in 1869.

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Fake News and Forgery during the English Revolution

by William White In recent years, concerns about the use of disinformation in politics have become increasingly widespread on both sides of the Atlantic. ‘Post-truth’ was the Oxford Dictionaries’ ‘Word of the Year’ for 2016, in the immediate aftermath of the...

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