Helena Normanton

Standard Name: Normanton, Helena


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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.
The example of US feminist Lucy Stone (whose wedding to Henry Blackwell on 1 May 1855 had been designed by the couple to assert equality, and who had fought to keep her birth name once...
March 1922
Good Housekeeping, a monthly magazine dealing with domestic topics, began publication by National Magazine at 72 Broadwick Street, London.
May 1922
Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman called to the English bar after the legal profession was opened to women by the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 23 December 1919.
17 November 1922
Feminist and suffragist Helena Normanton (1882-1957) became the the second woman called to the English bar; she was the first woman to practise as a barrister in the High Court of Justice .


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