Mother Countries, Virgin Territories

While men often got the glory there were many women without whom the British Empire would have been impossible. The redoubtable ladies of the Indian Raj who helped define the morals and provided the backbone of the Jewel in the Crown; the hardworking settler women in the Americas; the criminals who founded Australia and the forgotten Native Canadian women who made the fur trade possible .All these women helped shape the Empire. This course will look at some of the unsung heroines from the British age of colonisation.

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