This book is a stepping stone into history and a lesson in how far we have come, which is sometimes hard to comprehend. In ‘Women on trial for...CRIMES OF THEIR TIMES’, Steph Bellwood describes the lives, crimes, trials and punishments of six women from a heretic; a witch; a young first-fleeter transported to Australia; an Indian princess; a wartime spy and a conscientious objector. ‘Women on trial for...CRIMES OF THEIR TIMES’ delves into the lives of these women prior to their crimes, their reported crimes and their punishment. The layout of each woman's story encourages discussions on the fairness of their punishments and possible equivalent punishments today. I think that this book is a great resource for history lessons and social society lessons.
Lydia Roshanzami, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador