When Parliament met on 10 April to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher, Prime Minster David Cameron observed that, ‘at a time when it was difficult for a woman to become a Member of Parliament, almost inconceivable that one could lead …
Dr Ben Griffin
Dr Ben Griffin is a Fellow and Lecturer in History at Girton College, University of Cambridge. He is co-editor of History and Policy’s ‘guest historians’ section. His recent publications include The Politics of Gender in Victorian Britain: masculinity, political culture and the struggle for women’s rights (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which has been shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society’s Whitfield Prize. He co-edited with Lucy Delap and Abi Wills, The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800 (Palgrave, 2009).
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