Course Summary

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


Find the PDF link at the top right hand side of each Unit - you can then study on your computer without the need to be connected to the Internet.

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.