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08
Mar

Inspirational Quotes: Emmeline Pankhurst | Political activist & Leader of the Suffragette movement

Emmeline Pankhurst was a political activist and leader of the Suffragette movement, who helped women win the right to vote. Born Emmeline Goulden, she was raised in Manchester by a family with a tradition of radical politics. Despite official records showing that Pankhurst was born on 15 July 1858, she always claimed to have been...
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emmeline pankhurst votes for women featured
15
Feb

Inspirational Quotes: Emmeline Pankhurst | Political activist & Leader of the Suffragette movement

Emmeline Pankhurst was a political activist and leader of the Suffragette movement, who helped women win the right to vote. Born Emmeline Goulden, she was raised in Manchester by a family with a tradition of radical politics. Despite official records showing that Pankhurst was born on 15 July 1858, she always claimed to have been...
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votes for women featured
10
Feb

What is the Representation of the People Act?

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. The act was a fundamental piece of legislation that allowed many women to vote for the first time, and was viewed by the Suffragettes and Suffragists as a major hurdle in the ‘Votes for Women’ cause. The act allowed women...
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14
Dec

#Vote100: Marking 100 years since women voted for the first time

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 General Election, when women were allowed to vote for the first time in the UK. The election, called immediately after the First World War ended, was the first in which women were legally able to vote. In February 1918, the British government passed the Representation of the...
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14
Dec

A guide to votes for women | How women rose to power

On this day 100 years ago in 1918, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act was passed which allowed women to become MPs for the first time – allowing them to sit and vote in the House of Commons. This year, also marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. In 1918, the government also passed the...
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12
Jan

15/02/18: Deeds not words | An evening with Dr Helen Pankhurst

On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, join us for an evening with Dr Helen Pankhurst – great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner – who will be leading a participatory discussion on women’s lives and feminism, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to...
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Women's suffrage featured
12
Jan

24/03/18: Stories of Women | A day of talks exploring women’s history

Southwark Cathedral presents a day of talks about women, looking at their stories, old and new. To mark a century of women’s suffrage, we will be celebrating the history of those who fought to get the vote. 10.00am – 11.00am | Elizabeth Crawford – Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda The early-20th-century women’s...
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11
Jan

06/02/18: 100 Years of Votes for Women: a LSE Law celebration

On February 6th 1918, with the coming into force of the Representation of the People Act, women were by law first given the vote in this country. Even though this foundational right only applied to a restricted category of women initially, the dam had been breached and the universal franchise would soon follow. 100 years...
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