Edinburgh’s Women of Achievement

This story on Edinburgh Libraries’  OurTownStories  is a short survey of some outstanding Victorian women from Edinburgh.  It celebrates some of the important female figures from Edinburgh’s past and tells how they made their mark on history. Many of these women were lucky enough to come from wealthy families and had the financial means to push at the imposed boundaries of their lives.
Most of these women of achievement strove to obtain roles in society where they could better the position of other females, by the provision of education, healthcare or the right to vote.Read a fascinating  snapshot of each woman’s life and find out how their campaigning and dedication changed the lives of other women. Read this story  Edinburgh’s Women of Achievement



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