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The Enigmatic Eliza Lynn Linton: Loves, Lies and Literature

A trailblazing female journalist. A campaigner against the women’s right to vote. A radical novelist. An agnostic vicar’s daughter. An advocate for married women’s legal rights. A woman who wrote her autobiography as a man.

Born in Keswick in 1822, Eliza Lynn Linton was all these things. On her 200th anniversary, we explore the life and works of this complicated and often contradictory person. Visit our Victorian parlour and newsroom, explore the different sides of Eliza, and experience what it would be like to be a Victorian journalist.

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