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Jack and Eve: two women in love and at war

 
  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
 Free

Join Wendy Moore as she reveals the remarkable story of the unconventional love and loyalty of Vera ‘Jack’ Holme and Evelina Haverfield, suffragettes, life partners and trailblazing feminists who carved radical new paths for women during the First World War.

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Vera ‘Jack’ Holme and Evelina Haverfield were suffragettes, life partners and trailblazing feminists who carved radical new paths for women during the First World War. Jack worked as a cross-dressing actress before becoming official chauffeur to Emmeline Pankhurst. Eve, the daughter of an English baron, was 14 years older. They met in 1909, fell in love and threw themselves into suffragette action, enduring prison for the cause. When war began, Eve co-founded pioneering organisations to recruit women for war work. Then together they travelled to Serbia, Russia and Romania to run field hospitals for allied soldiers and drive ambulances at huge risk to their lives. Wendy Moore reveals a remarkable story of unconventional love and loyalty.

Chair and speaker

Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and the author of five previous books on medical and social history. Jack and Eve: Two women in love and at war is published by Atlantic Books.

Chair: Hakan Seckinelgin, Associate Professor (Reader), Department of Social Policy.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including the Women's Library and Hall-Carpenter Archives.


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2024-05-16 17:00 2024-05-16 17:00 Europe/London Jack and Eve: two women in love and at war Join Wendy Moore as she reveals the remarkable story of the unconventional love and loyalty of Vera ‘Jack’ Holme and Evelina Haverfield, suffragettes, life partners and trailblazing feminists who carved radical new paths for women during the First World War. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/05/16/jack-and-eve-two-women-in-love-and-at-war-382260 LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science,Houghton Street, London,London,London

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LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science,

Houghton Street, London,
London,
London,
WC2A 2AE

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