The Pocket Guide to World History

Wollstonecraft, Mary. 1759-97. English feminist author. Vindication of the Rights of Women 1792. Mother of Mary W Shelley. [Read more ...]

Wolsey, Thomas. c1475-1530. English cardinal. Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII. Lost influence when unable to secure divorce from Catherine of Aragon. Built Hampton Court Palace as gift for Henry VIII. Unpopularity a cause of Reformation. [Read more ...]

Women’s Christian Temperance Union. 1874. US movement vs alcoholic drink. [Read more ...]

Wood, Grant. 1892-1942. US midwest regionalist painter. American Gothic 1930. [Read more ...]

Wood, John. 1704-54. English Palladian architect: Royal Crescent, Bath 1767. [Read more ...]

Wood, Leonard. 1860-1927. US military surgeon. Co-founder of Rough Riders. [Read more ...]

Woodhull, Victoria. 1838-1927. US reformer. First female presidential candidate 1872. Suffrage, free love advocate. [Read more ...]

Woodstock. 1969. US Rock festival attended by 300,000. [Read more ...]

Woolf, Virginia. 1882-1941. English psychological stream of consciousness writer. Captured transience and subtlety of thought. Bloomsbury Group. Mrs Dalloway 1925. To the Lighthouse 1927. Waves 1931. [Read more ...]

Woolley, Leonard. 1880-1960. English archeologist. Excavated Ur. Found evidence of Great Flood. [Read more ...]

Worcester, Battle. 1651. Cromwell defeats Royalists. Last revolt after English Civil War. [Read more ...]

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