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Employer P. D. James
PDJ was a Principal at the Home Office in London, working on forensic science in the Police Department.
James, P. D. Time to Be in Earnest. Faber and Faber.
Gidez, Richard. P. D. James. Twayne.
Employer P. D. James
PDJ held the position of a Principal in the Home Office 's Criminal Policy Department, specialising in juvenile delinquency.
Gidez, Richard. P. D. James. Twayne.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black.
James, P. D. Time to Be in Earnest. Faber and Faber.
Family and Intimate relationships Constance Lytton
The elder of Constance's surviving brothers, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, second Earl of Lytton , a colonial civil servant and diplomat, was also a supporter of the suffrage campaign. He visited Constance in Holloway Prison ,
Lytton, Constance. Prisons and Prisoners. Heinemann.
Family and Intimate relationships Sybille Bedford
Since the first attempt had been prevented by Home Office suspicion that SB was an undesirable foreign prostitute taking this means to begin plying her trade in Britain, the best man on the second occasion...
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Kavan
In this hospital she met Dr Karl Theodore Bluth , who was to remain her doctor as well as her mentor and father-figure
Callard, David. The Case of Anna Kavan. Peter Owen.
until he died. He was the first person to understand that...
Occupation Felicia Skene
In addition to nursing, FS also engaged in rescue work in Oxford, and was among the first lady visitors to be appointed by the Home Office to visit Britain's prisons. She advocated humane treatment for...
Occupation Storm Jameson
The Home Office appointed the English Centre of PEN to report on the status of refugee writers who had been or could be interned. SJ and Hermon Ould undertook the bulk of this advisory work.
Jameson, Storm. Journey from the North. Harper and Row.
politics Constance Lytton
On her release, CL 's next project was to turn her experience to good account for the suffrage cause by seeking an official enquiry into practices at Walton Gaol .
Lytton, Constance. Prisons and Prisoners. Heinemann.
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She had a...
politics Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
The militancy of the suffragists changed from being mostly symbolic to being actually embattled on 29 June 1909. That day Emmeline Pankhurst and her deputation were arrested for refusing to leave the premises at the...
politics Evelyn Sharp
As the Great War rolled on ES found herself more and more of a pacifist.
Sharp, Evelyn. Unfinished Adventure. John Lane, Bodley Head.
During her very few holidays from writing and from trying to keep the suffrage cause alive, she took jobs...
politics Sybille Bedford
The Huxleys and an un-named barrister friend produced a man sympathetic to political refugees and willing to marry her for money: Terry Bedford. The couple met for the first time at the Albany in Piccadilly...
Publishing P. D. James
It was this book that made James prosperous. She had already decided to retire early from her Home Office job, feeling with some anxiety that she could manage to live on her earnings from writing...
Textual Features Frances Power Cobbe
In this signed essay FPC argues that the law, instead of focusing on punishment for domestic violence, ought to remedy the enforced dependence of women on their abusers, rooted in the fact that a man's...
Textual Production Bernardine Evaristo
Mslexia magazine carried BE 's Monologue. The Unthinkable, spoken by one of those now known as the Windrush generation, a woman who has grown up and lived sixty years in Britain but has been...
Textual Production P. D. James
For her fourth publication, PDJ co-authored her first book of non-fiction, The Maul and the Pear Tree: the Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811, with T. A. Critchley , who was at that time her supervisor...


26 June 1815: Elizabeth Fenning, an Irish servant in London,...

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26 June 1815

Elizabeth Fenning , an Irish servant in London, aged just twenty-two, was hanged for attempted murder, by poisoned dumplings, of her male employer and his son and daughter-in-law.

4 June 1870: An order in council established a policy...

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4 June 1870

An order in council established a policy of open competitive examinations for positions in the Civil Service .

March 1908: Mary Louisa Gordon, who had qualified as...

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March 1908

Mary Louisa Gordon , who had qualified as both a physician and a midwife and had practised medicine in London since 1900, was appointed the first female prison inspector in Britain.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.

October 1914: The British War Office and Home Office combined...

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October 1914

The British War Office and Home Office combined to halt the payment of the separation allowance due to soldiers' wives during their husbands' absence at war, if the women were deemed Unworthy.

October 1918: The chairwoman of the Paddington Policewomen's...

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October 1918

The chairwoman of the Paddington Policewomen's Committee protested to the Home Office that a Marylebone Police Court magistrate was ignoring policewomen's special training when dismissing them from filthy and disgusting cases.
Levine, Philippa. “Walking the Streets in a Way No Decent Woman Should: Women Police in World War I”. Journal of Modern History, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 34-78.

1930: A Study of the Factors which have Operated...

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A Study of the Factors which have Operated in the Past and those which are Operating now to Determine the Distribution of Women in the Industry, sponsored by the Home Office , concluded that...

May 1940: The British embarked on a mass internment...

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May 1940

The British embarked on a mass internment of enemy aliens, a category which included refugees from Germany and Austria.

28 October 1971: A further restrictive Immigration Act was...

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28 October 1971

A further restrictive Immigration Act was passed to limit entry into the UK; it became harder for immigrant women to keep their children with them or bring them from abroad.

1990: Partly as a result of the work of Women's...

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Partly as a result of the work of Women's Aid , the Home Office for the first time issued a circular to Chief Constables instructing them to treat domestic violence as crime.


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