Lady Mary Bankes and the Siege of Corfe Castle | W.U Hstry

‘Courage even above her sex’, this statement immortalised on a plaque as part of a eulogy for Lady Mary Bankes by her son Sir Ralph Bankes is located in St Martin’s Church in Ruislip,…

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“Dress suitably in short skirts … and buy a revolver”: The role of women in The Easter Rising of 1916

Three young rebels of Easter, 1916

As we mark the centenary of The Easter Rising, a recent article by Olivia O’Leary for The Guardian lead me to consider the involvement of women in the conflict, and on the involvement of the …

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