A lively conversation in costume with Miss Frances Power Cobbe (b.1822), an Irish feminist, journalist and political activist, and Miss Mary Charlotte Lloyd (b 1819), a Welsh artist. They met in Italy and were partners for 35 years.
In the mid 19th century, they lived in London campaigning for votes for women and animal rights. Miss Cobbe was also instrumental in changing the law on ‘wife torture’ (women experiencing domestic violence). They then retired to Wales and ended their years in Llanelltyd, near Dolgellau, where they are buried together in a local churchyard.
The interview explores their relationship and some of the conversations they had between themselves and their friends about their lives and passions. A contribution to queer welsh history.
Frances and Mary on Facebook
Presented by Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler at:
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- OUTing the Past: Shrewsbury 18th February further details here
- OUTing the Past: Liverpool 25th February further details here
- OUTing the Past: Manchester 26th February further details here