A popular misconception about women living the 1920s is that they were all flappers. They weren’t. Most couldn’t afford the luxury of sequined dresses and the closest they got to a rackety life was sitting in the tanner seats of the local picture house clutching a box of strawberry cremes. But the Great War made everyone’s life different. Rich and poor alike had to adjust to a changed world at the same time as the loss of sons, brothers, lovers, husbands or fathers had changed them. Discover some of my research on life for British women in the 1920s.