Talks: Dr Marianne Tidcombe: The Imprisonment of Annie Cobden-Sanderson, Womens’ Suffrage and the Arts and Crafts

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26 September 2018
Watts Gallery

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Wednesday 26 September | 7 – 8pm
£12.50 | Friends £11.25
Watts Gallery | Pre-booking required

Annie Cobden-Sanderson was the daughter of Victorian statesman Richard Cobden and wife of T J Sanderson, co-founder with Emery Walker of the Doves Press and friends with William Morris and Jane Burden.

Annie was instrumental in advancing the cause of female suffrage and her imprisonment in 1906 prompted a wave of protest; George Bernard Shaw called her 'one of the nicest women in England suffering from the coarsest indignity'.

In this talk, historian and biographer Marianne Tidcombe will bring to light Annie's extraordinary life and her friendship with other advocates of women's suffrage in the Arts & Crafts movement.


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