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A Problem for Women Page 1

Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor Astor Viscountess, 1879-1964

LSE Library

LSE Library

Lady Nancy Astor's maiden speech to Parliament. Astor came to England from Virginia and married Waldorf Astor who became MP for Plymouth. When he vacated his seat to take a place in the Lords, Lady Astor campaigned for it in the subsequent by-election and was victorious. This copy of her first speech titled A Problem for Women which advocated stricter drinking times for pubs to protect women and children from abusive partners.

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  • Title: A Problem for Women Page 1
  • Creator: Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor Astor Viscountess, 1879-1964
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Type: Document
  • Publisher: s.n., distributed by W.H. Smith
  • Original Source: LSE Library

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