Women

Women’s lives were completely changed by the war. Suddenly 2 million women found themselves in employment for the first time, and so many were widowed or found that they would now never marry.

Letter writing and prayer were ways in which women tried to stay in touch with and encourage the men that they knew who were at the front. 

Woman finds 'loving God' at university

Woman finds 'loving God' at university

Pacifism. That was what Maude Royden believed her Bible taught her to preach. The daughter of a ship-owning Conservative MP from Liverpool, Maude was 38 when the war broke out.

Socks, hoodies and Bible verses at real-life Downton Abbey

Socks, hoodies and Bible verses at real-life Downton Abbey

In a real-life example of Downton Abbey, Lady Edith Lyttleton Gell from Carsington in Derbyshire published a book of Christian thoughts and prayers for soldiers and their families and ran 24/7 prayer events for them.

One woman’s letters that encouraged the troops

One woman’s letters that encouraged the troops

Lilian Hayman devoted her life to others: to her family, her church and most notably ‘her boys’, the young men who attended her Bible classes first in Brighton and subsequently in Bournemouth.

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