Pacifist feminism in Britain, 1870–1902
Author: Heloise Brown

This book explores the pervasive influence of pacifism on Victorian feminism. It provides an account of Victorian women who campaigned for peace, and of the many feminists who incorporated pacifist ideas into their writing on women and gender. The book explores feminists' ideas about the role of women within the empire, their eligibility for citizenship, and their ability to act as moral guardians in public life. It shows that such ideas made use – in varying ways – of gendered understandings of the role of force and the relevance of arbitration and other pacifist strategies. The book examines the work of a wide range of individuals and organisations, from well-known feminists such as Lydia Becker, Josephine Butler and Millicent Garrett Fawcett to lesser-known figures such as the Quaker pacifists Ellen Robinson and Priscilla Peckover.

Nonconformist religion in nineteenth-century pacifism
Heloise Brown

Peace Society or the London Peace Society), which was founded on 14 June 1816. It dominated the British peace movement until the late 1860s and 1870s, when the politics and methods of those involved began to diversify. The Peace Society arose in response to the Napoleonic wars of the early nineteenth century, as a result of Quaker pacifist sentiments which at this time began to gain support among non-Quakers, particularly dissenters, and some clergy and lay persons of the established church.6 While the Evangelical urge to reform society was an important factor in its

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