FEATURE: Gunby Hall’s women’s rights campaigner who dressed like a man



On the 100th anniversary of women over 30 getting the right to vote - we look at the life of Gunby’s Emily Langton-Massingberd
Political and social pioneer Emily Langton-Massingberd often chose to dress like a man - taking on several male roles during her time as an amateur actress.
The mother-of-four inherited the Gunby estate when her father died in 1887. Her husband, who also supported women’s rights, died in 1875.
She is perhaps most famous for founding a political group called the Pioneer Club - which looked at concerns such as the use of vivisection and examined various philosophies.... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Regional East, Views: 25
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