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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

Conclusion

Summary

Feminist campaigners’ tactics during the jubilee celebrations may have attracted attention, but they did not ultimately change policies. This frustrated reformers – a frustration only exacerbated by the fact that Victoria had as yet given little open public encouragement to the Women's Movement and its projects. When Victoria died in 1901, therefore, women's rights proponents were at best ambivalent about the queen and her legacy. This concluding chapter traces how feminists struggled to keep Victoria in play during the Edwardian period. This was an initiative that only became more complicated once Victoria's own negative views on female suffrage became public knowledge in 1902.

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