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Suffragettes: How Britain's Women Fought & Died for the Right to Vote [Paperback]

Frank Meeres
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3 July 2014
A 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 announced 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.

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  • Paperback: 189 pages
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing (3 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445633906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445633909
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A fascinating overview of the women's suffrage movement' --BBC Who Do You Think You Are?

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Frank 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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars An important read for all women of all ages 18 Mar 2014
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This book was really enjoyable as well as informative. I think it should be included in the school curriculum for 6th formers so they can fully understand the importance of voting. Our ancestors went through a disgraceful amount of humiliation, regimented control and painful experiences in order to gain voting rights.
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