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- DescriptionA century ago, Britain was caught up in one of the most extraordinary events in the country's history - the struggle of its women to obtain the right to vote. While there had been petitions and discussions of the subject throughout the Victorian era, by the beginning of the twentieth century it was time for stronger action. Centralised organisations formed behind Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst. Protest, marches, civil disobedience and arrests followed as the campaign gained momentum. Women chained themselves to railings, smashed windows, committed arson, and Emily Davison died under the hooves of the king's horse on Derby Day 1913. The turning point was the First World War. The suffragettes declared an immediate truce when war was anunced and their efforts went into this new cause. At the end of the war, women over the age of thirty were granted the vote, and ten years later women were given the right to vote on the same terms as men.
- Author BiographyFrank Meeres has worked for many years at the Norfolk Record Office. Norfolk was a hotbed of suffragette activity, and this motivated Frank to explore the history of the movement on a national level. His other books include The Story of Norwich, I Survived the Somme: The Secret Diary of a Tommy, and he co-wrote a book on the history of Yarmouth which was given to every child in the town to celebrate the Millennium. He lives in Norwich.
- Author(s)Frank Meeres
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication10/07/2014
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note51
- Weight181 g
- Width124 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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