Edith Rigby

Edith Rigby

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edith Rigby (1872-1948) was an English suffragette. She was a contemporary of Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst. Born Edith Rayner on St Luke's Day in 1872 in Preston, Lancashire, she was one of seven children of Dr. Alexander Clement Rayner and was educated at Penrhos College in North Wales. She married Dr. Charles Rigby and lived with him in Winckley Square in Preston. From an early age she questioned the differences between working-class and middle-class women and after she was married she worked hard to improve the lives of women and girls working in local mills. In 1899, she founded St. Peter's School, which allowed these women to meet and continue their education which otherwise would have stopped after the age of 11. At home, she was critical of her neighbours' treatment of their servants. The Rigbys had servants themselves, but allowed them certain unconventional freedoms such as being able to eat in the dining-room and not having to wear uniforms.show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136653273
  • 9786136653273