Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Standard Name: Rhondda, Margaret Haig,,, Viscountess
Birth Name: Margaret Haig Thomas
Married Name: Margaret Haig Mackworth
Titled: Margaret Haig Mackworth, Viscountess Rhondda
MHVR , is remembered for her leading role in the struggle for suffrage and equality, as a founder of the Six Point Group , and the woman who made possible the very influential Time and Tide: An Independent Non-Party Weekly Review. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography calls her the leading feminist during a long stretch of the twentieth century. She wrote letters, pamphlets, editorials, a memoir, and two collections of essays, travel writing and reviews.
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|Dedications||E. M. Delafield||
EMD 's novel Thank Heaven Fasting was published with a dedication to Margaret Rhondda which praises the sincerity and strength of [her] own work, both in Time and Tide and elsewhere.
Delafield, E. M. Thank Heaven Fasting. Macmillan, 1932.
McCullen, Maurice. E. M. Delafield. Twayne, 1985.
Powell, Violet. The Life of a Provincial Lady. Heinemann, 1988.
She later attended St Andrews Preparatory School, and after that St Leonard's school (also in the city of St Andrewsin Scotland), a progressive and academically high-flying girls' public school which also ecucated Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Several times Sayers' letters to her parents mention MJ getting on the wrong side of employers. On 26 October 1920 Jaeger had got into a quarrel with her employer [presumably Lady Rhondda ] and flung...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Cecily Mackworth|
|Friends, Associates||Kate O'Brien|
|Friends, Associates||Winifred Holtby|
|Friends, Associates||Evelyn Underhill|
|Friends, Associates||Helen Waddell|
|Friends, Associates||Ann Bridge|
|Intertextuality and Influence||E. M. Delafield|
|Intertextuality and Influence||E. M. Delafield||
The diary abounds with references to contemporary literature, including several internal allusions to Time and Tide. The Provincial Lady engages in friendly rivalry over its competitions for readers and describes social encounters with the...
|Leisure and Society||Dorothy L. Sayers|
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Robins||
ER 's publisher, Hutchinson , blamed this book's poor sales (only 300 copies) on the author's insistence on maintaining her anonymity.
Reviewers, however, mostly revealed her identify, and those who quarrelled with this book...
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
23 December 1919
The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act received royal assent. It removed restrictions based on sex or marriage which prevented women from entering professions, universities, and civic posts.
14 May 1920
Time and Tide began publication, offering a feminist approach to literature, politics, and the arts: Naomi Mitchison called it the first avowedly feminist literary journal with any class, in some ways ahead of its time.
Mitchison, Naomi. You May Well Ask: A Memoir 1920-1940. Gollancz, 1979.
2 February 1927
Margaret Rhondda , as Chairman of the Equal Political Rights Campaign Committee , with many other suffrage veterans, signed a letter to the editor of The Times pressing for women to vote on equal terms with men.