Dora Thewlis was just 16 when she was arrested on a protest march in London in 1907. A weaver from Huddersfield, she was dubbed the baby suffragette. Lillian Lenton, a dancer, vowed to burn two buildings a week until women won the vote. Lavena Saltonstall who left school at 10 conducted a long running and amusing war of words with a lawyer in the letter pages of her local paper on the point of women's suffrage. These are just three of the women who's stories have been re-discovered and told in full for the first time by Jill Liddington in her new book 'Rebel Girls'. Mostly young, working class and from Yorkshire they risked everything for the cause.
Rebel Girls: How Votes for Women Changed Edwardian Lives by Jill Liddington, published by Virago Press Ltd - ISBN: 1844081680