The rise of the ‘monthly nurse’

Every time I come to write a blog I try and think of something that has interested me, and might interest others. Last weekend I was doing some research looking into a lady in Chatteris. In 1861, she was listed as a pauper, head of the household and sharing with her grown up son and […]

“The Privilege of a Citizen”

I spotted on twitter today – with thanks to @ThatLauraKnox and @WomensLibrary – a link to a spoiled 1911 census page displayed on the BBC website ( It is not known just how many women refused to fill in the 1911 census schedules, but it is possible that thousands of women joined the ‘No Vote […]