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Votes for Women

By Sue Jones

9780750982771

ISBN: 9780750982771

Published: 01-02-2018


Votes for Women

By Sue Jones

ISBN: 9780750982771

Published: 01-02-2018

About This Book

In 1918, after years of campaigning, British women over the age of 30 gained a parliamentary vote. Cheltenham was the hub of activity in the Cotswolds and in the period before the outbreak of the First World War had a number of vigorous societies and individuals. From being imprisoned for trying to approach the Prime Minister to refusing to be counted in the 1911 census, local women – and many men – from across the region fought a valiant and dignified campaign to make their voices heard. Eventually, success was achieved. At a time when women had very little power inside or outside the home, this is the story of how ordinary women supported each other to demand a say in the affairs of this country. Richly illustrated and featuring previously undiscovered material, this is the first book to investigate the women’s suffrage movement in the Cotswolds and who exactly supported the cause.

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