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Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists

Miss Muriel Matters The Australian actress who became one of London s most famous suffragists The Australian actress who became one of London s most famous suffragists Discover the most inspiring woman you ve never heard of In a young Australian actress made headlines around the world wh

  • Title: Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists
  • Author: Robert Wainwright
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Australian actress who became one of London s most famous suffragists Discover the most inspiring woman you ve never heard of In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan Votes for Women and dropped leaflets over the city Muriel Matters was dubbed that daringThe Australian actress who became one of London s most famous suffragists Discover the most inspiring woman you ve never heard of In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan Votes for Women and dropped leaflets over the city Muriel Matters was dubbed that daring Australian girl , and the American media declared it to be the world s first aerial protest Just months earlier, Muriel had become the first woman to make a speech in the British House of Commons, after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against the segregation of women in the Parliament She went on to become one of the most famous suffragists of her day, her skill as an orator drawing crowds in their thousands So why is the remarkable Muriel Matters a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country In Miss Muriel Matters, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women s rights in a world far from equal.

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    1 thought on “Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists

    1. The short version is that Muriel Matters was an Australian actress and acclaimed elocutionist who went to Britain and ended up participating in the suffrage movement in the early 1900s, and went on to work with underprivileged children, among other things. She was also one of the first women in a flying machine, and was - as far as we can tell - the first person to engage in aerial leafletting: she tossed Votes for Women pamphlets over the side of the airship basket. She was amazing and this bi [...]

    2. A lot of historical research has clearly gone into piecing together Miss matters life, but I was sometimes uncertain about the tone of the biography. Every chapter seemed to excitedly start with a new character, which by the end was exhausting. The overwhelming embellishment of how brilliant her life was was wearing. Her life sounded bloody hard and maybe those challenges could have been acknowledged a bit more, and some historical context about other women's roles at the time could have helped [...]

    3. Loved meeting Muriel. What a woman! Great insights into the Women's movement in UK. I learnt the difference between a 'suffragette' and a 'suffragist'. I learnt about the strength of women around the world. Great book to pass on to your daughters.

    4. An interesting young woman during an intetesting time in history. A great example of following through on your convictions in the face of adversity. Well done Muriel and all who work towards positive change. Thank you, Robert Wainwright for introducing me to Muriel.

    5. like a 3.5* really? I'm not really Reader of biography but I had to read one for an assignment and hearing about lesser-known aspects and factions of the women's suffrage movement was really fascinating.

    6. An extremely well-written biography of an amazing woman who should be much more well-known- especially in her place of birth here in Adelaide!

    7. A great read, just loved it. I didn't know about Muriel until this book was in a box of books from Dymocks to choose from. Like the sound of her story. Lived up to expectations.

    8. It’s not just women fiction writers and historians uncovering stories of women marginalised from the pages of history, as Wainwright’s biography shows. At first, I found it off-putting and unusual for a man to write about one of Australia’s most eminent suffragists, but I found his treatment to be sympathetic and insightful. Muriel was an Australian elocutionist who visited London to play the stage, but who was caught up in the burgeoning suffrage cause. Because of her orator skills and he [...]

    9. Muriel Matters is a name we should all know but probably don’t. She was an inspiring woman, activist, and social re-former who played a vital role in the suffrage movement. Journalist and author Robert Wainwright has penned her biography, Miss Muriel Matters, and it’s a book that should restore Muriel’s name to the history books as it celebrates the stuff that truly, ahem, matters.To read the rest of this review please visit the following website: magazine.100percentrock/reVisit 100% Ro [...]

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