Jill Liddington

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Jill Liddington in 2013

Jill Liddington (born in Manchester, 1946)[1] is a British writer and academic who specialises in women's history.


She joined the Department of External Studies at Leeds University in 1982 and became a Reader in Gender History, School of Continuing Education, until her transfer to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, where she is currently Honorary Research Fellow.[2]

Liddington stood as a Labour Party candidate in the Sowerby Bridge ward in the Calderdale Council election, 2004 - largely to prevent more BNP councillors being elected.

Liddington's book Female Fortune: Land, Gender and Authority was chosen by feminist and TV writer Sally Wainwright as the book she would want with her to read if she was ever trapped on a desert island.[3]


  • Liddington, J. (2014) Vanishing for the Vote: suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census Manchester University Press.
  • Liddington, J. (2006) Rebel Girls: their fight for the vote, Virago Press.
  • Liddington, J. (1998) Female Fortune: Land, Gender and Authority: the Anne Lister diaries 1833-36, Rivers Oram Press.
  • Liddington, J. (1989) The Long Road to Greenham: feminism and anti-militarism in Britain since 1820, Virago Press.
  • Liddington, J. (1984) Respectable Rebel: the life and times of Selina Cooper 1864-1946, Virago Press.
  • Liddington, J.; Norris, J. (1978) One Hand Tied Behind Us: the rise of the women's suffrage movement, Virago Press.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Liddington, 1989
  2. ^ "Dr Jill Liddington, University of Leeds". Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  3. ^ Sally Wainwright Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4, 5 October 2014 broadcast


  • Liddington, Jill. The Long Road to Greenham: Feminism and Anti-Militarism in Britain since 1820. London: Virago, 1989. ISBN 978-0-86068-688-0.

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