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10 March 1809
The labouring-class diarist William Rowbottom noted how working girls in Oldham near Manchester were besotted with soldiers.
20 October 1827
The naval forces of England, France and Russia combined to destroy the Turkish-Egyptian fleet at Navarino.
24 May 1799
Pizarro by Richard Brinsley Sheridan opened at Drury Lane . An adaptation of Kotzebue 's melodrama about Peru, Pizarro voiced the anti-French feelings (fore-runners of anti-Napoleonic feelings) disturbing the English people at this time.
22 September 1862
Abraham Lincoln set forth the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that all slaves held in the states which were now rebel territory of the USA would be free as of 1 January 1863.
April-May 1754
Women of Bristol were specifically canvassed in print at election time.
Ann Landers (Esther Phillips), born in Iowa, living in Chicago, began publishing her newspaper advice column, later syndicated around the USA and beyond.
The University College of Leicester was founded; it became the University of Leicester in 1957.
21 October 1803
Irish patriot Thomas Russell was hanged by the British authorities at Downpatrick prison.
28 September 1593
Christopher Marlowe 's poemHero and Leander was posthumously entered in the Stationers' Register .
July 1963
The world's first nuclear test ban treaty was signed in Moscow.
21 October 1940
US novelist Ernest Hemingway published his Spanish Civil War novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls, his biggest success since A Farewell to Arms in 1929.
The first Clean Air Act introduced levels of acceptable pollution for industry and set limits to domestic burning of wood or untreated coal in urban areas.
Inspired by Ellice Hopkins ' work, Mary Steer founded the Bridge of Hope Mission in the infamous Ratcliff Highway district of London.
August 1884
The Democratic Federation (founded three years earlier by Henry Mayers Hyndman and Helen Taylor ) changed its name to the Social Democratic Federation.
Margaret Louisa Woods published a collection of travel writings titled Pastels Under the Southern Cross.
A Women's History/Oral History conference was held at Colchester.
16 March 1905
The Nursing Times began weekly publication in London from the Royal College of Nurses .
July-October 1859
Charles Reade 's historical sensation novelThe Cloister and the Hearth was serialised as A Good Fight in Once A Week.
27 November 1655
Samuel Hartlib told John Evelyn of a new copying invention: a special ink which enabled extra copies to be damp-pressed off papers written in it.
19 May 1761
A new parliament was called for this date, following elections, as was obligatory on the accession of a new monarch .
Architect Augustus Pugin converted to Roman Catholicism; he designed many of the newly-built Catholic churches in the Gothic style.
July and August 1898
The short-lived Female Compositors Society was established in Scotland.
8 February 1836
The London and Greenwich Railway , London's first railway, opened; it initially ran only to Deptford.
The Cymdeithas y Gwyneddigion or Venedotian Society was founded in London as a literary and social club, whose meetings had the goal of fostering Welsh literature and reviving the tradition of the eisteddfod or contest...
By 6 November 1852
William Makepeace Thackeray published his historical novel, set at the time of the Jacobite uprising, The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne.
December 1960
A criminal trial began which resulted in conviction on three charges of a Soho man who published The Ladies Directory, a periodical in which prostitutes could advertise their services.
Having failed to overcome the Jamaican Maroons or communities of escaped slaves, Britain recognised their political existence in a treaty.
The Transport Act created the British Transport Commission .
8 September 1871
Richard Leach Maddox , an English physician, described in the British Journal of Photography his invention (using gelatin in place of collodion) of a successful dry plate process.
12 May 1870
Manitoba entered the Canadian Confederation.
Charlotte Mason , founder of the Parents Educational National Union , published her influential Home Education: A Course of Lectures to Ladies with Kegan Paul .

Anna Maria Falconbridge

AMF was the author of a single travel book about Africa, published in 1794. It is important not only as travel writing about an area not generally covered by women, but also as a history...
Black and white photograph of Catharine Parr Traill, wearing a white cap tied under her chin. Her strong features are clearly visible, but detail around the image is blurry and fades to nothing. Her signature is reproduced below.

Catharine Parr Traill

CPT , sister of the writers Elizabeth and Agnes Strickland and Susanna Moodie , is best known for her naturalist writing about nineteenth-century Upper Canada. She was a letter-writer widely respected and eventually rewarded for...
5 May 1911
The Conciliation Bill on suffrage, revised this parliamentary session, passed its second Commons reading by a wider majority than before: 255 for, 88 against.
November 1915
Women's Police Volunteers were recognized by the Grantham Town Council as members of the local police force, becoming the first paid women police in local forces in Great Britain.
Elizabeth Cadell published her popularnovelThe Stratton Story.
In a year of a raging bull market for popish plots
Purkiss, Diane. The English Civil War, A People’s History. Harper Perennial, 2007.
several women were among those who took an oath (required by Parliament of all citizens) to support the true religion.
A Hygienic Wearing Apparel Exhibition was held at Kensington Town Hall.

Dorothea Celesia

DC was an Englishwoman who lived for most of her adult life in Genoa, the native country of her husband. Her published works are a tragedy, staged in 1771, and a long poem of...
9 September 1835
The Municipal Corporations Act introduced major reforms to local governance, including the establishment of regular, paid police forces in large settlements. By it, however, women lost the vote at municipal level.
Giuseppe Gioachino Belli began to publish I Sonetti; the last of them appeared in 1849.
March 1815
William Wordsworth published his Miscellaneous Poems in two volumes; a third volume was added in 1820.
April 1780
The radical John Cartwright founded the Society for Constitutional Information , an activist group which worked to promote parliamentary reform.
By 1 November 1890
William Booth , founder of the Salvation Army , published In Darkest England, and the Way Out, a call for active Christianity and social reform.
King Frederick William IV of Prussia had a stroke which incapacitated him; his brother William became Regent.
By January 1758
Novelist Tobias Smollett published his Complete History of England.
15 December 1796
The French mounted a major, but abortive, invasion attempt on Britain through Ireland: a large fleet left Brest heading for Bantry Bay on the Irish coast.
12 November 1930-19 January 1931
A Round Table Conference opened in London between the British Government and 76 Indians representing all races, religions, and castes who united in demanding responsible self-government for India, all minorities other than Sikhs acting together...
In France, Condorcet published Lettres d'un bourgeois de Newhaven, which makes a serious and straightforward case for full civil rights for women, including suffrage.
Photograph of Janette Winterson taken in Warsaw, Poland, on 16 February 2005 by Mariusz Kubik. She has her lips parted, and is apparently speaking into a microphone . She has short, brown,curly hair and wear a black t-shirt with a seahorse logo.

Jeanette Winterson

JW , writing in the late twentieth and the twenty-first centuries, has been acclaimed by some critics and savaged by others for her provocative and outspoken novels, in which she uncompromisingly confronts cultural notions of...