'We owe it to their memory': family stories 100 years since the suffragette movement - 6 February 2018
"Stories of readers’ relatives as the nation marks a century since the act that paved the way for universal suffrage."
The 1910s: ‘We have sanitised our history of the suffragettes’ - 6 February 2018
"While suffragettes conducted a nationwide bombing campaign, suffragists petitioned peacefully, showing the women’s movement was as fractured then as it is today."
The 1920s: ‘Young women took the struggle for freedom into their personal lives’ - 5 February 2018
"With the first world war having debunked ideas of duty, sacrifice and the greater good, women learned to value their individuality above the needs of others."
The 1930s: ‘Women had the vote, but the old agitation went on’ - 5 February 2018
"While Stanley Baldwin’s government changed the law, there was no shift in the assumption of male superiority and power."
The 1940s: ‘Britain’s wartime women gained a new sense of power’ - 3 February 2018
"With the second world war raging, women were conscripted into work of national importance, exploding the myth that they weren’t up to it.
Yet they were still expected to go on running the home."
Suffragette London – then and now - with pictures - 6 February 2018
"In 1918, following years of bitter struggle, some women finally gained the right to vote.
The photographer Alicia Canter retraces the steps of some of the London campaigners of the suffrage movement."
Suffragettes exhibition in London's Trafalgar Square draws crowds - with pictures - 6 February 2018
"The pop-up Make A Stand exhibition features life-sized images of 59 key campaigners."
Labour pledges posthumous pardons for suffragettes - with pictures - 6 February 2018
"Jeremy Corbyn says ‘enormous contribution and sacrifice’ of campaigners must be honoured."
76 countries haven't had a female leader in the last 50 years - here's where women ARE in power - 5 February 2018
"One hundred years ago, on February 6 1918, the UK Parliament passed an act that granted the vote to women over the age of 30."
- How the suffragettes woke us up - VIDEO - 5 February 2018
"Suffragettes on the injustices faced by women in the 1800s, and why things had to change."
6 February 1918: Women get the vote for the first time - with pictures and videos - 5 February 2018
"100 years ago, the law changed to give women the right to vote for who represented them in Parliament.
Find out more about two women in particular who fought to make this happen.
100 years ago - on 6 February 1918 - an important law was passed which changed the UK forever. It was called the Representation of People Act 1918."
In pictures: Suffragettes capture the Monument (in London)
The War on Suffrage (mentalfloss.com)
"The suffrage movement, both in America and England, involved angry debates about the ideals of womanhood, the power and purpose of government,
and how much beer everyone should be drinking..."
|'Ten Little Suffergets'
Suffrage Isn’t Sexy
I Am Woman Voter, Hear Me Roar!
Babes and Booze
Women of the World, Don’t Unite
The Singing Defense
- Listen to: The Suffragettes + Read
"The Suffragettes have got a reputation as a largely peaceful movement - but they were prepared to go much further."
Lesson plans :
- How to teach ... the suffragettes
"It’s 87 years since women won the right to vote in the UK. Use our lesson ideas – including role play and protest songs – to mark the occasion."
- Suffragettes - a webquest : A
MOCK TRIAL: "THE CASE OF LADY BUCKINGHAM"
"The charge: Lord Buckingham accuses his wife Lady Buckingham
of punching him and sending him to the hospital during their 2nd Saint
Lord Buckingham claims that he has discovered by chance during this
dinner that Lady Buckingham is a suffragette activist.
He lodges a complaint against his wife.
He wants to divorce and get criminal injury compensations..."