Freedom of women

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Today we are focusing on the equality of the sexes by considering the life of Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragette movement. Gemma Hunt visits the house Emmeline Pankhurst lived in when she was in Manchester and speaks to Judith who tells us what it was like for the suffragettes.

Today’s story is told by a young suffragette recounting how she has come to be in prison. She recalls a protest during which she and her comrades chained themselves to bars outside Buckingham Palace and how they are removed by the police. It highlights some the entrenched attitudes of the day and the struggle that these brave women fought to obtain their goal.

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15 minutes

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Fri 1 Feb 2013 03:00
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