How did women win the vote?

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Dame Margery Corbett Ashby, a Suffragist, talks about why the Suffragettes were valuable to the movement. Because of their tactic of setting fire to property, the press broke the reporting boycott that had been imposed on them, thinking the Suffragists and Sufffragettes would eventually give up if they received no publicity. But, she continues, their tactics were only successful because the Suffragists had already prepared the way for them by educating people about why women deserved the right to vote. The First World War then allowed Asquith to grant women the vote because of their admirable war service rather than being seen to give in to violence.

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