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Cicely Hamilton's early twentieth-century plays, novels, feminist prose, and travel writing are firmly rooted in her politics, and demonstrate her skill as political satirist. As a propagandist her method is often to take the views of the other side and render them ridiculous. Her earlier writings reflect her commitment to women's suffrage and economic independence, while her later work focuses primarily on war.
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15 June 1872 Cicely Hammill (who later called herself CH) was born at home in Paddington, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 February 1908 CH's first full-length play, Diana of Dobson's, opened at the Kingsway Theatre in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 April 1909 CH's one-act suffrage play, How the Vote Was Won, co-written with Christopher St John, opened at the Royalty Theatre. Bibliographic Citation link.
1940 CH returned to her favourite subjects in her last two works: Lament for Democracy (an anti-Fascist political treatise) and The Englishwoman. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 December 1952 CH died in London of heart failure, at the age of eighty. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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