Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather - Fashion Fury & Feminism - Women’s Fight for Change by Tessa Boase with Josephine Pembroke

Jul 04, 2018, 01:06 PM

Oxford educated journalist Tessa Boase, has now become Britain's leading writer about unknown women in history. Tessa discovered that the RSPB was founded by women who were opposed to dead birds on hats. And these women had been virtually written out of the organisation's early history. The purple feather which Mrs Pankhurst leader of the Suffragettes wore in her hat symbolised the suffragettes glamour and she wore her feathers proudly and put women before birds. Hear Tessa tell Josephine in this in-depth interview how these women's lives clashed and even though one was anti-feminist they both changed the lives of British women and birds forever.

‘Full of fascinating historical detail & colourful characters… A great story beautifully told.’ Kate Humble

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