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Edward J Cowan and Richard J Finlay

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780748614196

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.001.0001

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

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

Chapter:
(p.225) Chapter 11 ‘Their Laurels Wither'd, and their Name Forgot’: Women and the Scottish Radical Tradition
Source:
Scottish History
Author(s):

Catriona M. M. Macdonald

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0011

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

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