Cicely Mary Hamilton (née Hammill)(1872-1952), Writer and suffragette
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Hamilton was a founder of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, a member of the Women's Freedom League and Actresses' Franchise League, for whom she wrote the play How the Vote was Won. She also wrote The Pageant of Women, which was performed countrywide and the words to the anthem The March of the Women. During World War I she worked as a nurse and shortly afterwards began to publish novels, including William an Englishman (1919) and Life Errant (1935). During the 1920s she campaigned with the Six Point Group for women's and children's rights, equal guardianship and pay. In the 1930s she became a director of the feminist magazine Time and Tide and received a civil list pension for services to literature.
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