Course Summary

Property to Partner - A history of women's struggle for equality


A brief look at the theories advanced for why women have not been treated as equals to men.

In this unit we start looking at women in ancient civilisations, particularly in Ancient Egypt and their marriage, divorce and dowry rights.

Women in Ancient Rome - their status and some famous Roman women.

Women in the Middle Ages and Renaissance - the beginnings of the move to equality.

Tudor to Georgian England and some of the first women who led the struggle for equality.

The 19th and early 20th centuries - the move to legal equality, suffragettes, and some famous fighters for women's rights.

The last one hundred years and beyond - the effects of two world wars, the feminist movement and where we are today.