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Jane Robinson presents Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote #Vote100.
Drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished personal accounts, this is the remarkable story of the suffragists’ six week protest march in the long hot summer before WWI: the story of ordinary women stepping out onto the streets of Britain to effect extraordinary change. At our 2014 Festival Jane presented her WWI history A Force to be Reckoned With, and in 2015 her history of illegitimacy In the Family Way. Both events were a resounding success.
Jane Robinson read English at Somerville College Oxford, and is a full-time writer and lecturer, specialising in social history through women’s eyes. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, member of the Society of Authors, and founder member of Writers in Oxford. Jane’s other seven titles include Blue Stocking ‘A gem of a book’ Sunday Times
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