How women led reform in Yorkshire’s West Riding

Author Gaynor Haliday has explored a 100-year period of struggle and suffrage in Wakefield as part of a women’s history series that covers West Riding. Laura Drysdale reports.

Considered to be the first modern lesbian in a time when homosexuality was generally regarded as abhorrent, Anne Lister was bold and independent, pursuing female love unashamedly and living true to herself in the face of adversity.

But whilst the tale of the Halifax diarist and landowner is capturing...
source: Yorkshire Post

2019-06-26 08:20
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