Trousers for women initiated by Amelia Jenks Bloomer

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Historical Context Note

In 1851 Amelia Jenks Bloomer's (27th May, 1818 - 30th December, 1894) temperance and suffrage publication The Lily began to promote a new style of loose trousers for women that became known as 'Bloomers' in her honour.

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