|Domineering, Henry VIII - and is unfortunate second wife, Anne Boleyn.|
What makes the following comments even more intriguing is that in 1913, the Suffragette movement was in full swing; in June 1913 the suffragette Emily Davison threw herself under the King’s horse at Epsom and died three days later. This was a time when women were fighting for the vote, and had ambitions to be treated as equals with men. Fashion tended to polarise into those who donned mannish clothes, as an indication of their political views, and those who donned frills, feathers and furs as a celebration of their womanhood.
|Magazine cover commemorating the death of Emily Davison.|
“Whilst all women detest a bully, personally, there are many who secretly approve a master.”
So much for the suffragist movement!