Suffragettes: How Britain's Women Fought & Died for the Right to Vote Hardcover – 15 May 2013
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'A fascinating overview of the women's suffrage movement' --BBC Who Do You Think You Are? --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Frank Meeres is a well-known local author. He has worked for many years at the Norfolk Record Office and is a prominent local historian. Norfolk was a hotbed of suffragette activity, and this motivated Frank to explore the history of the movement on a national level. He lives in Norwich.
Top customer reviews
I thought I knew quite a lot about the Suffragettes and their fight, but I found out a number of things I never knew.
I loved the memories of the Suffragettes in their own words and I really felt like they were standing with me telling me all about it.
How they suffered and took everything that was thrown at them will stay with me always. I next time I go to vote I will certainly be thinking of them all and what they did for me :)
Women all across the empire were being granted the vote anyway, despite women not being expected to do the work, make the sacrifices, pay the taxes or be conscripted to earn the privilege. There were many groups pushing peacefully for national voting rights (at a time when few men had that right either) but "Suffragettes" was uniquely special; the nickname bestowed upon the startlingly wealthy, proto-Fascist WSPU group by the Daily Mail in 1906 in rightfully mocking tones. The group actually fought AGAINST universal enfranchisement for men and women by committing acts of insane violence (almost killing sleeping children in one attack) and ultimately delayed all women's voting rights by a full decade. The true history is all documented in the press and Hansards of the time, yet this book, like virtually all of on the subject, ignores it all to present the hate cult of feminism as a force for good. It's done nothing but make life worse for everyone, including women.
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