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3.7 out of 5 stars
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3.7 out of 5 stars


on 29 June 2017
In general an excellent well presented book
However felt he does not give the suffragettes the credit they deserve and what they help achieve
My other critisim the author speculates on the sexuailty preferences of some of the suffragettes which makes you think you are reading a tabloid newspaper at times
Suppose the old cleshay men writing womens history
None less reasonable introduction to the pankhurst and the wider sufferege movement
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on 25 August 2017
Meet Richard, Emmeline, Christabel, Sylvia, Adela and the two boys! Martin Pugh's portrait of the Pankhursts is thoroughly researched and a page-turner at the same time. In a well-crafted narrative he presents the well-known facts in a different light, looking behind the scenes of the family that changed women's life in Britain.
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on 11 April 2015
This account is worth reading, if for no other reason than to compare with other accounts of the suffragette movement. One must bear in mind at least two of the main theses of this author when it comes to the suffragette movement and the so called "radical" Pankhursts. 1) This author contends that the female right to vote only came about as a result of expanded male suffrage at the end of WW1 2) "Violent" feminists did not advance the cause of women, they did more harm.

For a balanced or at least a counter view of this, try June Purvis' biography of Emmeline Pankhurst.
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on 29 July 2013
It has taken me three months to finish this book as I have found it very heavy going. It cannot be denied that Martin Pugh has extensively researched the subject to the point that if he could have included every cough and sneeze, I think he would. Names of the ladies' friends and associates kept being referred to but it was often difficult to remember where they had cropped up before and cross-referencing these people was difficult. The same was true with regard to the many politicians who they were involved with.
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on 31 January 2012
The reason I only give three stars for this book is because I bought it for referencing and not for reading. It was quite hard to pick out the information in this book because it is so specific so if you are looking for very detailed facts and evidence this would be a fantastic book. With many references to other texts it is easy to find extra information and Martin Pugh gives a fantastic and informative view of the legendary Pankhurst family.
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on 6 January 2010
This is a very informative book about the Pankhursts for anyone interested in this era and the feminism movement....
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