Helen McCarthy: Woman’s Kingdom, 19 November 2020
Show More Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran World War One’s Most Remarkable Military Hospital by Wendy Moore.
Atlantic, 376 pp., £17.99, April, 978 1 78649 584 6Show More
“... When the Representation of the People Act was passed by the House of Lords in January 1918, granting the vote to most women over the age of thirty, the all-female medical staff of the Endell Street Military Hospital threw a party to celebrate. The building, a former workhouse in Covent Garden, was adorned with flags and bunting, and the hospital’s founders, Louisa Garrett Anderson and Flora Murray, led their colleagues in a chorus of ‘The March of the Women’, a suffragette anthem ...”