The role and input of women is undeniably central to human existence and to the story of human society. They are generally 50% of the population but rarely the centre of a story; women have often been pushed to the side lines for historical content. The role of women through history and the pressures and behaviours that have pushed their input aside are all explored within this theme. Powerful, influential and significant female characters are explored in detail across the time periods, including queens, and campaigners, while the stories of ordinary women are also explored through themes such as social change, war and religion.

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  • Women and Gender in the French Wars


    In this podcast Dr Louise Carter of the University of Suffolk looks at: the role of women in the British Army during the French Wars and the wider social impact of the wars, the British experience of warfare and the changing nature of warfare.

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