Talk on ‘Heroines of the Boer War’
The Boer War has been referred to as the' White Man's War'. It was however neither a war for just whites or a war for just men. Most histories of war ignore the role women play for they often play a crucial role in supporting their men folk or as in the Second World War played an undersung role in active combat. This was certainly the case in the Boer War. Women played an important role in enabling their men to fight and even fought themselves. They were also active in the campaign opposing the war refusing to accept the established narrative of what the war was all about.
In this talk we look at the role played by three very different women. Emily Hobhouse was instrumental in making known to the British public the existence of the concentration camps and the terrible conditions within them. They was able to persuade many politicians to support her in her campaigns to bring the war to a close. She shared the stage with Lloyd George and was fully supported by the Liberal leader Campbell-
Find out about the exploits of these three women and what became of them.
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Lady Sarah Wilson