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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

The women killed by Jack the Ripper are finally having their stories told

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    This nun faked her own death to pursue a life of ‘carnal lust’

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    10 queer female icons we should remember this LGBT History Month

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    4 historic French feminist sites you can visit in real life

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    The story of the suffragist who inspired this year’s Women’s March on London

    Born in Poland in 1882, Rose Schneiderman is credited with coining the phrase ‘Bread and Roses’.

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    Moya Crockett
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    The true story of Jessie Knight, Britain’s first professional female tattooist

    Knight’s gender made her an outsider in the tattoo industry, and her career made her an outsider in a world that saw tattoos as transgressive.

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    My feminist icon: Caitlin Moran reveals why Mary Shelley inspires her the most

    “She wrote a book that invented an entirely new genre – sci-fi”

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    This is the amazing story behind our love of Christmas cards

    The UK invented the Christmas card – here's how

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    Moya Lothian-McLean
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  • People

    My feminist icon: Deborah Frances-White reveals why Emilia Lanier inspires her the most

    “Drink to Emilia and her iconic audacity, wit and triumph over every patriarchal adversity”

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    Why you need to know about Edith Cavell’s remarkable life

    It would’ve been her 153rd birthday, and she’s today's Google’s Doodle.

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    The incredible true story of the captured poet who wrote her way to freedom

    Remembering Phyllis Wheatley, the first well-known black female poet in the western world and the first African-American to publish a book

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    Who was Constance Markievicz, the first female MP?

    A portrait of the suffragette and Irish revolutionary has just been gifted to the UK parliament. Here’s why she was so important.

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    10 woman politicians who came ‘first’, from Nancy Astor to Diane Abbott

    On the centenary of women being able to stand for parliament, we look back at a timeline of ‘firsts’ for women in politics.

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    Hannah-Rose Yee and Moya Crockett
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    The true story of the WWI footballer and lesbian icon who scored 1,000 goals

    Lily Parr was one of many women to play professional football during WWI and the greatest player of her era.

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    How women’s football emerged from the munitions factories of WWI

    Read the untold story of the women who stepped into the mens’ shoes in the factories and on the football pitch, too.

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    “How it really feels to reenact the death of my own relatives every Bonfire Night”

    "What my family did was wrong," says Hazel Southam. "But the Gunpowder Plot failed. They paid with their lives... and the futures of their families."

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    How to nominate an inspiring woman from history for her own blue plaque

    Just 14% of London’s blue plaques celebrate women – but you could change that.

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  • High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
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    The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

    Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympic Games – but her hometown’s white mayor still refused to shake her hand.

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    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    “Remembering Altheia Jones-LeCointe, the UK’s forgotten civil rights activist”

    Writer Danielle Dash on why she will forever be inspired by the radical and courageous Dr Jones-LeCointe.

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    This pre-Raphaelite muse was Britain’s most visible Victorian woman of colour

    Remembering Fanny Eaton, the Jamaica-born icon held up as an example of perfect beauty.

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    The 10-year-old girl who rallied for world peace in the face of nuclear war

    Remembering the actions and interventions of American peace activist Samantha Smith.

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  • 9 October 2018 is Ada Lovelace Day. Here, we look at her best quotes and key facts about her life.
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    Ada Lovelace’s most inspiring quotes about science, confidence and hard work

    9 October is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating the contributions of women in STEM.

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    “Why author Zora Neale Hurston is the patron saint of black women”

    The founders of Black Girls Book Club discuss the 20th century writer who introduced them to the concept of ‘black girl magic’.

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