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Anstey, Rhoda (1865–1936), promoter of women's physical education

Gill Clarke and Ida M. Webb

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/50290

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Anstey, Rhoda (1865–1936), promoter of women's physical education, was born at Jurishayes Farm near Tiverton, Devon, on 15 April 1865, the seventh of nine children and second daughter of John Walters Anstey, a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Susanna Elizabeth, née Manley. She was a natural countrywoman with a great love of the county of her birth; in 1891 she was managing the dairy on the family farm. Little else is known of her early life before she attended ...

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation ; Education ; Social and Cultural History ; Gender and Politics ; History of Gender and Sexuality

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