Bovril Whisky and Gravediggers

Bovril Whisky and Gravediggers

Spanish Flu' killed more than 50million people and afffected millions more across the globe between 1918 and 1920.

Author: Maggie Andrews

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ISBN: 1905036647

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Spanish Flu' killed more than 50million people and afffected millions more across the globe between 1918 and 1920. Soldiers, POWs and workers in war-industries all fell victim to this pandemic which brought fear and death to villages, towns and cities on the homefront, even after the guns of the First World War battlefields had fallen silent.
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Histories Memories and Representations of being Young in the First World War

Histories  Memories and Representations of being Young in the First World War

... Andrews and Emma Edwards, Bovril, Whisky and Gravediggers: The Spanish
Flu Pandemic Comes to the West Midlands 1918–1920 (Alcester: West Midlands
History, 2019). 2 See Stephanie Olsen (ed.), Childhood, Youth and Emotions in ...

Author: Maggie Andrews

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030499396

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Widows

Widows

Bovril, Whisky and Gravediggers: The Spanish Flu Pandemic Comes to the West
Midlands (1918–20). History West Midlands Press, 2019. 32 Report of a
conference on War Relief and Personal Services, pamphlet July 1915, quoted in
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Author: Maggie Andrews

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750995917

Category: History

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Historically seen as figures of pity and foreboding - poverty stricken receivers of charity, tragic figures dressed in black and even sometimes sexually voracious predators or witches - widows have been subject to powerful stereotypes that have endured for centuries. But for many women, widowhood unfolded into a vastly more complex story. From being property of men and housekeepers - the owners of nothing - they found themselves suddenly enfranchised, empowered and free to conduct themselves however they wished. From determined suffrage campaigners and politicians, to entrepreneurs and newly self-made women, the effect of widows' might can be seen throughout history. Here eminent historians Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas pull together the stories of fascinating women and their exploits after being widowed, and show how their greatest loss became, in many ways, their biggest gain.
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