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Bloody Brilliant Women

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Cathy Newman

Women of the past often go unnoticed in the history of the UK, but they are the ones who contributed significantly to the freedoms we are entitled to now. These fierce women campaigned for the equality they truly deserved, despite the restrictions of society.

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Many remarkable women in British history have been deliberately excluded from history books primarily written by men, but Bloody Brilliant Women unfolds the truth. Drawing examples from throughout the 1880s to the present, Newman presents many women who played a significant role in shaping Britain.

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Women of the past often go unnoticed in the history of the UK, but they are the ones who contributed significantly to the freedoms we are entitled to now. These fierce women campaigned for the equality they truly deserved, despite the restrictions of society.

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With the implementation of new marriage laws of the Victorian Era, British women gained considerable personal freedom.

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New political and professional opportunities were available to women thanks to their efforts during the interwar period.

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During the post-war period, welfare states expanded to benefit lower-class women, but demobilization caused domestic problems.

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In the 1960s, women started to explore their sexualities more freely and brought a new approach to gender relations.

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Margaret Thatcher did not contribute to progress for women despite her strong leadership.

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