National Women’s History Month

In October 2013 we hosted acclaimed Author and Historian Charlotte Gray.

In her award-winning biographies, Charlotte Gray has successfully put a spotlight on some of the women who have played important but neglected roles in our past. Now, in her ninth book, she explores a dramatic event on the Home Front, during the 1914-1918 war, which illuminates how that bloody conflict changed women’s lives as much as men’s. An 18-year old domestic servant went on trial in Toronto for the murder of a member of one of Canada’s most prominent families, and the surprise verdict gave a glimpse of Canada’s future. Charlotte spoke about the challenges of bringing history to life, and life to history.

Taking Women out of the Shadows of History