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The Bath Branch of the Historical Association organises a full programme of talks, visits and social events covering all aspects of history and historical research

 

 

 

 

Our live lectures take place at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI). BRLSI complies with current government Covid-19 guidelines: hand sanitizer is readily available, well-spaced seating ensures social distancing, and visitors are asked to wear face coverings inside the building.

You will need to reserve a place if you would like to attend our next lecture

To book phone 01225 812945

21 January 2021

‘That Epidemical Madness’: Women and elections in eighteenth-century England

Professor Elaine Chalus (University of Liverpool)

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‘ The reactions that women get in politics in the eighteenth century are in some ways quite similar to the kinds of reactions that women get in politics today. If we think of the kinds of attacks for instance that someone like Hiliary Clinton got during the previous election, that could in many ways be taken right back, so the idea of women being acceptable if they played to an acceptable role, but if they overstep the boundary […] then they are attacked.’

Professor Elaine Chalus, Head of the Department of History at the University of Liverpool