Discover the Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists.
Discover the most inspiring woman you've never heard of....
In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women' and dropped leaflets over the city. Muriel Matters was dubbed 'that daring Australian girl', and the American media declared it to be the world's first aerial protest.
Just months earlier, Muriel had become the first woman to make a speech in the British House of Commons, after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against the segregation of women in the Parliament. She went on to become one of the most famous suffragists of her day, her skill as an orator drawing crowds in their thousands.
So why is the remarkable Muriel Matters a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country?
In Miss Muriel Matters, best-selling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal.
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- nelly dean
All Women and intelligent men need to read this book
I loved this book . I re listened to each Chapter because I didn’t want to miss out any details . Such an uplifting story About the early days of suffragettes the vote Australia and gov and men n women of the time .
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- Bryan M. Stokes
An untold story
Very informative history lesson - ashamed I did know of this wonderful woman before reading this book. Opened my eyes to so much more. I am not alone however as have mention Muriel Matters to many others since and they too had no knowledge of her. Everyone seems to know of Emelia Pankhurst but not our own home grown Muriel ! The Narrator was a shocker however !