Suffragettes

Emmeline Pankhurst's foundation of the Women's Social and Political Union in 1903 marked the start of a radical new phase in the fight to win the right to vote for British women. The campaign would send shock waves throughout the polite society of the Edwardian drawing room and provoke civil disobedience on a massive scale.

In this collection of programmes we hear from those women whose part in the struggle would finally culminate in the 1918 Representation of the People Act and the election of the first woman MP.

Scrapbook For 1912 - Vera Brittain Introduces Dame Ethel Smyth
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Scrapbook for 1909 - Muriel Matters
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A Talk by Ada Flatman
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Sylvia Pankhurst on Emmeline
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In Town Tonight - The Suffragette Movement
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News - Suffragettes Anniversary
video
Woman's Hour - A Term of Disorder
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Winifred Mayo
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Lilian Lenton
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Two of a Kind: Youth and Age - Votes for Women
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Time to Remember - The 1913 Derby
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Woman's Hour - Aileen Graham-Allen
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Late Night Line-Up: The Suffragettes
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Woman's Hour - Eleanor Higginson and Grace Roe
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Woman's Hour - Grace Roe
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Times Remembered - Dame Margery Corbett Ashby
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Up and About - Elizabeth Dean
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