Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks Somerset


Born London, UK, 1851; died 1921; temperance, social purity and suffrage activist; President British Women’s Temperance Association (1890); editor of the BWTA journal Woman’s Signal; friend of American temperance leader, Frances Willard;

 Further reading:

Ian Tyrrell, ‘Somerset , Lady Isabel Caroline [Lady Henry Somerset] (1851–1921)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [

K. Fitzpatrick, Lady Henry Somerset (London: Jonathan Cape, 1923)

I. Tyrrell, Woman’s World/Woman’s Empire: the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in international perspective, 1880–1930 (Chapel Hill & London: University of North Carolina Press, 1991)

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag, Ph.D, FRSC, is a Canadian historian specializing in the modern history of women and children in Canada. She is Professor Emerita of Women's History at the University of British Columbia. In 1988 she won the John A. Macdonald Prize (awarded to the best book in Canadian history) for her study of the lives of women in Canada between the wars, entitled The New Day Recalled. In 1993–94 she served as president of the Canadian Historical Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. In July 2012 the Royal Society of Canada announced that Strong-Boag would be awarded the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal "for outstanding work in the history of Canada."