Jacob Bright

Standard Name: Bright, Jacob


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Friends, Associates Lydia Becker
These two episodes did not endear LB to Emmeline Pankhurst . Ursula and Jacob Bright remained her close friends.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
In 1838, HM met the British diplomat David Urquhart , who was known for his championship of Turkey against Russia. Although she recorded her dislike for his social egotism and misogynistic opinions, his hatred and...
politics Josephine Butler
In an effort to survey legislation that threatened to impinge on personal freedoms, JB , Jacob Bright , Charles McLaren , and others founded the Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights .
Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists. Oxford University Press, 1992.


February 1858
Bessie Rayner Parkes described to George Eliot , in a letter, the limited company established by the Langham Place group to support The English Woman's Journal.
6 November 1867
The Scottish Women's Suffrage Society met for the first time in Edinburgh.
May 1869
The Municipal Franchise Act extended the municipal franchise to women ratepayers.
4 May 1870
Jacob Bright introduced an unsuccessful women's suffrage bill in the House of Commons ; it was the first time female enfranchisement was considered as an issue unto itself.