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BOTW0120121015By Adrian Fort. Biography of the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Written by Adrian Fort.
The first of five extracts from a new biography of Nancy Astor, the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament. Born in 1879, hers was a fascinating life: from straitened beginnings in the Civil War-ravaged Deep South of America, to marriage into one of the world's richest families, to a straight-talking campaign conducted door-to-door in one of the most deprived areas of Plymouth which brought her a political career that lasted more than two decades (from 1919 - until 1945).
Far from being a hardened campaigner who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, she was already near the centre of ruling society, having married one of the richest men in the world. She was not even British, yet she became a trailblazer and beacon for the generations of women who would follow her into Parliament.
Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin.
Abridger: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.
BOTW0220121016By Adrian Fort. Biography of the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Written by Adrian Fort.
Second extract from a new biography of Nancy Astor, the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Far from being a hardened campaigner who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, she was already near the centre of ruling society, having married one of the richest men in the world. She was not even British, yet she became a trailblazer and beacon for the generations of women who would follow her into Parliament.
Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin.
Abridger: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.
BOTW0320121017By Adrian Fort. Biography of the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Written by Adrian Fort.
Third extract from a new biography of Nancy Astor, the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Far from being a hardened campaigner who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, she was already near the centre of ruling society, having married one of the richest men in the world. She was not even British, yet she became a trailblazer and beacon for the generations of women who would follow her into Parliament.
Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin.
Abridger: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.
BOTW0420121018By Adrian Fort. Biography of the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Written by Adrian Fort.
A new biography detailing the fascinating life of Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin.
Abridger: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.
BOTW05 LAST20121019By Adrian Fort. Biography of the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Written by Adrian Fort.
Final extract from a new biography of Nancy Astor, detailing the fascinating life of the first woman to take a seat in the British Parliament.
Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin.
Abridger: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

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