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A amazing story,
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I began this autobiography thinking that I knew all about Emmeline Pankhurst and the struggles of the Suffragette movement. I didn't realise how little I knew. Even allowing for a certain amount of first-person hype, her account of the problems they faced and the horrible and vicious means by which the authorities endeavoured to suppress their cause both horrified and sickened me. I cannot believe that this happened in the 'enlightened' 20th century. I now have a new appreciation of how hard their fight was, and how we should be so grateful to them for opening the way to the present-day universal suffrage that we take for granted without, perhaps, giving much heed to the hard road this seemingly obvious entitlement had to travel to be accepted. I will never again neglect to register my vote.