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1881
Cambridge University began admitting women to degree examinations, but women were not awarded degrees on the same terms as men until they finally obtained that privilege in 1947 (first degrees awarded in 1948).
7 October 1660
News reached the British royal household of a marriage that was to become dynastically significant: that of the king 's brother (later James II ) with the commoner Anne Hyde , daughter of Lord Clarendon .
1897
The Order of Deaconesses within the Anglican Church (an order of ministry lower than that of priests) was finally recognized by the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops.
1951
Nikolaus Pevsner published the first three titles in his Buildings of England series, an immensely knowledgeable gazetteer, county by county, of historic and other noteworthy structures.
1894
The Case for Disestablishment was published by the Liberation Society .
December 1868
With sales of the once-popular Bentley's Miscellany at an all-time low, the owner, Richard Bentley , ended its publication.
10 January 1777
Following a defeat at Princeton on 3 January, the British withdrew all their forces from New Jersey except for two posts.
1920
Post Office management and the United Postal Workers signed an agreement providing for equal pay for women (up to an arbitrary marrying age of twenty-two) working as sorting clerks, telegraphists, and telephonists.
15 October 1940
A delayed-action bomb exploded in the BBC 's Broadcasting House during the 9 o'clock news, killing seven staff-members.
1826
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce produced a permanent positive image on pewter coated with bitumen of Judea; he called the process heliography.
3 December 1998
Ministry of Defence police arrested Tony Geraghty under the 1989 Official Secrets Act, as author of The Irish War, published that October, a book which covers three hundred years of history.
Mid 1820s
Harsh economic conditions caused two-thirds of established British publishing firms to crash: authors were ruined, like Sir Walter Scott , by the bankruptcy of Constable and Ballantyne in Edinburgh.
6 April 1199
Richard I died and King John succeeded to the throne.

Emilie Barrington

EB published three novels (all either early or late in her writing career, which spans the nineteenth and twentieth centuries), a religious work, and a travel book, but she made her name as the author...
1830-49
Douglas Jerrold consolidated his career as a journalist and short-story writer while continuing to write for the theatre.
1964
The Department of Education and Science was established in Britain as the ministry responsible for universities. It operated under this name until 1995.
Collini, Stefan. “From Robbins to McKinsey”. London Review of Books, No. 16, pp. 9 - 14.
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25-29 May 1868
The first regular Trades Union Congress was held, at Manchester.
1939
William C. Huebner introduced a machine for photo-composition.
December 2001
Women writers for the first time outnumbered men in the Guardian newspaper's annual listing of the fastest-selling paperbacks in Britain.

George Bradshaw

10 October 1802
The Edinburgh Review (founded by Henry Brougham as a quarterly magazine of liberal views) published its first issue; it became a leading voice under editors like Francis Jeffrey and Sydney Smith , and lasted until...
1908
Researchers Hitschmann and Adler proved that ovulation and menstruation are causally related.
1897
The Public Health Act (Scotland) provided for the setting up of isolation hospitals: local smallpox was eradicated in seven years from this Act, after 34 years of compulsory vaccination had failed.
2 September 1939
All entertainment venues in London and other English centres closed until further notice as a precaution against expected immediate heavy bombing.
14 September 1791
Louis XVI accepted the new French constitution.
1905
K. L. Montgomery , the pseudonym for the two sisters Kathleen and Letitia (who were distantly related to Oliver Goldsmith ), published the contemporary love story Love in the Lists: A Pension Comedy.
20 October 1909
Helen Alexander Archdale , a leading Scottish WSPU member, with Adela Pankhurst and three others, went on hunger strike in prison after arrest for causing a disturbance in Dundee at a meeting featuring Winston Churchill .
20 October 1822
Thomas Hughes , novelist, was born at Uffington near Faringdon, Berkshire.
October 1915
At a meeting of the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology , Stella Browne presented a paper arguing that women's sexual and maternal instincts could be separated.
3 May 1903
The Mersey Railway became the first steam railroad in England to convert to electricity.

Anne Killigrew

AK (also a painter) was a fine Restoration-period poet, who has the misfortune of being better known for Dryden 's praises of her than for her actual work.
1913
1968
Peter Jay founded Anvil Press Poetry , which by the early twenty-first century was based in Greenwich in south-east London, and described itself as England's longest-standing independent poetry publisher.
December 1854
The last issue of Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art was published.
26 February 1876
Women and Work, a practical guide to employment for middle-class women, ended publication in London.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

May 1919
The Committee on Recruitment in the Civil Service , chaired by Lord Gladstone , concluded that women are apt to fall behind as the work became more responsible or complex . . . Women do...
1725
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge commissioned engraver William Caslon to design a typeface; he set up his famous type-foundry nine years later.
July 1850
The early version of William Wordsworth 's Prelude, written between 1799 and May 1805, was posthumously published.
1911
The Munster Women's Franchise League was founded in Cork by writers Edith Somerville and Violet Martin , who published together as Somerville and Ross.

Alicia D'Anvers

ADA is a remarkably skilled and hard-hitting verse satirist of the late Restoration period, who writes about international politics and about the misogynist, ingrown, self-satisfied culture of the university to whose press her father was...
1823
The Catholic Association was founded in Ireland; its leader was Daniel O'Connell .
1893
St Mary's University College was founded for Catholic girls in Merrion Square, Dublin.
1890
The Healthy and Artistic Dress Union was founded in London; members included Janet Ashbee , Ethel Hine , and Hine's husband Godfrey Blount .
23 October 1885
The trial began in London of W. T. Stead and others for the abduction of Eliza Armstrong , purchased as a white slave.
Black and white photograph of a painting of Flora Tristan. She is depicted from the side with her face turned to face the viewer. She is wearing a dress with long flared sleeves that is opened at the front to reveal a light ruffled shirt. Her hair is partially pinned in a bun at the back of her head with the rest of her hair hanging down in ringlets around her face.

Flora Tristan

French writer FT refused to limit herself to feminine genres, and her writing enjoyed limited success during her lifetime. She did, however, gain a degree of notoriety through the drama of her life, which culminated...
October 1655
Manasseh ben Israel arrived in London to treat with Cromwell about the re-admission of the Jews to England.
26 May 1879
Under the Treaty of Gandamak, Britain was allowed to occupy the Khyber Pass and maintain an envoy at Kabul.
27 February 1970
Women's Liberation member Marilyn Webb founded the women's newspaperoff our backs.
10 December 1941
Two British ships, the Prince of Wales and the Repulse, were sunk by the Japanese off the coast of Malaya.