Did marriage always mean taking your husband's name? Not for some Victorian women..
Beatrice Headlam is said to have played a small part in Oscar Wilde making bail. Who was she and whatever happened to her..?
A century ago, the start of married life meant the end of paid employment. Is Covid going to send women back to the 1920s?
Sometimes it's men who get scrubbed out of the historical picture but more often it's women who are missing
Women had to wait until the 1920s to have equal legal rights to exit an unhappy marriage.
Hereditary peeresses were not admitted to the House of Lords until 1963. The blame sits with one man.
One reason why women's stories get lost is because they are much more likely than men to change their name during their life. Helen Lenoir is a case in point.