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‘Their Laurels Wither'd, and their Name Forgot’: Women and the Scottish Radical Tradition

Catriona M. M. Macdonald

in Scottish History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780748614196
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653317 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0011
‘Their Laurels Wither'd, and their Name Forgot’: Women and the Scottish Radical Tradition

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This chapter, while indicating the poverty of historicism, tenders an eloquent plea against the neglect of women in the Scottish Radical Tradition, neatly illustrating the dangers of reinvented, reconstructed history to suit modern sensitivities and expectations. It suggests that women were ignored and marginalised, rather like the hapless Queen Caroline, in the course of the Victorian era, and that their situation was not spectacularly improved for much of the following century either.

Keywords: women; Scottish radical tradition; Victorian era; Queen Caroline

Chapter.  11299 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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