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Agnes Maude Royden

Person  Female  Born 23/11/1876  Died 30/7/1956

Categories: Gender Issues, Peace, Religion

Settlement work in Liverpool then London, National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, edited Common Cause, Church League for Women’s Suffrage, preacher, pacifist, later campaigned for ordination of women.

Agnes Maude Royden CH, later known as Maude Royden-Shaw, was an English preacher, suffragist and campaigner for the ordination of women.

Born Liverpool to a shipowner. 1931 first woman to become a Doctor of Divinity in Britain. She joined the Peace Pledge Union but later renounced pacifism, believing Nazism to be a greater evil than war. On 2 October 1944, she married the recently widowed priest Hudson Shaw (one-time vicar of St Botolph without Bishopsgate) whom she had loved for more than forty years; he was then aged 85 and died that same year on 30 November. Died at home in Hampstead.

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Agnes Maude Royden, 1876 - 1956

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