The Englishwoman


The Englishwoman


Doughan states that it is effectively a NUWSS attempt to provide a woman-oriented equivalent of such “mainstream” literarly-intellectual magazines as the Nineteenth Century, Contemporary Review, etc. It acted as a forum for serious feminist discussion at greater length and higher intellectual level than was possible in the suffrage campaign papers.

The periodical also had many distinguished contributors, including Millicient Fawcett, Cecily Hamilton, Mary Lowndes, John Galsworthy, and George Bernard Shaw. It consisted entirely of long articles and reviews, the latter of which, Doughan notes, are of particular interest.


Editors: Maude Meredith (1910-1921)








National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies

Collection Items

The Englishwoman 46.137 (May 1920)
This issue is headed by an article on the position of illegitimate children and unmarried mothers in society and the work of organizations like the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child to advocate for improved rights. This is…

The Difference Suffrage Has Made
An overview by Millicent Garrett Fawcett of the accomplishments of the suffrage movement in the twentieth century. She describes in detail the various Acts of Parliament that have contributed to an improved political and legal standing for women,…

The Women's Congress and the Peace Problem
A report by Cicely Hamilton on the meeting of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in Geneva. Hamilton criticizes the attitudes of the Congress, particularly in regard to the League of Nations and the prevention of future warfare. She argues…
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