Political Powerhouses: Mo Mowlam

Mo Mowlam was a woman who excelled in the male dominated political world of Great Britain in the 80s and 90s. She achieved much during her life but she will no doubt be remembered for the role she played in the Northern Ireland Peace Process which ended decades of...

Political Powerhouses: Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi was born in England to a Pakistani family. She studied law at the University of Leeds and after completing her studies went on the practice as a solicitor in a number of different legal offices. Her political career began in 2005 when she ran in the...

STEM Girls: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale is best known for her contributions to medicine and nursing: the pledge taking by newly qualified nurses was named for her, and her nickname “Lady with the Lamp” conjures images of a gentle, compassionate carer for the sick and wounded...

A Girl in the Industrial Revolution

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Great Britain underwent a major social chance as new manufacturing processes (such as steam and water power and the development of machine tools) began to replace hand production methods. Almost every aspect of daily life was...

A Girl in the English Civil War

The English Civil War (1642-1651) was one of the most important conflicts in English history. Although it devastated the country, it also established the precedent that an English monarch cannot govern without Parliament’s consent. It was the first step in a long...

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