Esther Roper

Standard Name: Roper, Esther


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Cultural formation Eva Gore-Booth
EGB 's family was Anglo-Irish (though her mother was English) and Protestant; they owned property both in the West of Ireland and in Manchester. EGB rejected much of this heritage during her adulthood. From...
Cultural formation Eva Gore-Booth
Several of EGB 's volumes are intensely concerned with religious issues. Her emphasis on love and empathy also shaped the social and political commitments she maintained during the last years of her life: she and...
Education Christabel Pankhurst
In 1904, with urging from her recently-made friend Esther Roper , CP considered studying law at Lincoln's Inn, as her father had done before her. Her application was dismissed on the grounds that she would...
Family and Intimate relationships Eva Gore-Booth
During her second stay in Italy, EGB met Esther Roper , a graduate of Victoria University (Manchester) and a suffrage campaigner.
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press, 1988.
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Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.
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Friends, Associates Eva Gore-Booth
In 1901 future suffrage leader Christabel Pankhurst met Esther Roper at a meeting of the North of England Society for Women's Suffrage (NESWS ). Roper introduced Pankhurst to EGB immediately after this, and the...
Health Eva Gore-Booth
Her health had been especially poor from about 1920. After a holiday in Italy during the winter of 1920-21, she retired from most of her public work. She was nursed through her last illness by...
Intertextuality and Influence Eva Gore-Booth
EGB begins her essay by quoting at length from the manifesto, signed by herself and four other women (including Esther Roper ) in July 1904, of the Lancashire and Cheshire Women Textile and Other Workers'...
Occupation Eva Gore-Booth
EGB worked with Esther Roper and other volunteers at the Manchester University Settlement at Ancoats Hall.
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press, 1988.
politics Eva Gore-Booth
EGB and Esther Roper were among the organisers of the Women's International Congress held at The Hague. At about the same time they became speakers for the No-Conscription Fellowship .
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press, 1988.
politics Christabel Pankhurst
CP met Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper , founders of the North of England Women's Suffrage Society ; she was their political apprentice for the following three years.
Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography. Routledge, 2002.
Winslow, Barbara, and Sheila Rowbotham. Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics and Political Activism. UCL Press, 1996.
politics Eva Gore-Booth
EGB and Esther Roper spent a week in Dublin supporting a number of the surviving Easter Rising rebels, particularly Gore-Booth's sister Constance Markievicz .
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press, 1988.
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politics Eva Gore-Booth
EGB and Esther Roper again offered some support to Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney after their landmark protest at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on 13 October 1905. But in 1906, they and other...
politics Eva Gore-Booth
During a Manchester by-election in Spring 1908, EGB and Esther Roper supported barmaids' right to work.
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press, 1988.
Virginia Woolf writes about the suffrage element of this by-election in The Years, through Rose Pargiter's activities...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Constance, Countess Markievicz, spent time in Manchester where, along with her sister Eva Gore-Booth and Eva's companion Esther Roper , she campaigned against a Licensing Bill which would have banned women from working as barmaids.
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora, 1988.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM was first imprisoned at Kilmainham and Mountjoy prisons in Dublin. As support began to grow for the Easter rebels (many now martyrs to the cause), she was moved to Aylesbury Jail in England...


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