How Britain’s Women Fought & Died for the Right to Vote

Author: Frank Meeres

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144562057X

Category: History

Page: 169

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An accessible chronological introduction to the women's suffrage movement, from its early origins in the Victorian era to the First World War, which proved to be a major turning point for the cause.

Freedom Fighters

Revolutionaries fighting for the cause

Author: Anne Williams,Vivian Head

Publisher: Canary Press eBooks

ISBN: 1907795723

Category: True Crime

Page: 576

View: 7730


Throughout the course of history, freedom fighters have been many and varied as have the motivations and the successes of the revolutions they attempted and inspired. Whether their beliefs were correct or misplaced, the courage to fight for the cause has always been the common denominator. They stood alone frequently in the face of enormous adversity and attempted to change the face of the world around them. Freedom Fighters is a record of inspirational, courageous, determined, and sometimes very dangerous people, and the places they secured for themselves in history. Contents: Ancient Freedom Fighters including Spartacus, Jesus, Boudicca Medieval Freedom Fighters including Robin Hood, William Tell, Joan of Arc Early Freedom Fighters including Martin Luther, Walter Raleigh, Simon Bolivar, Karl Marx Modern Freedom Fighters including The Suffragettes, Russian Revolution, Gandhi, Castro, Mandela

Emmeline Pankhurst

A Biography

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415239783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 1597


Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after the campaign for women's suffrage, June Purvis documents her early political work, her active role within the suffrage movement and her role as a wife and mother within her family. This fascinating full-length biography of Emmeline Pankhurst, the first for nearly seventy years, draws upon new approaches to feminist biography to place her within the context of her family and friends. It is based upon an unrivalled range of primary sources, including personal interviews with her surviving family.

The Hutchinson Illustrated Encyclopedia of British History

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579581077

Category: History

Page: 384

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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.

Britain, 1890-1939

Author: Rosemary Rees

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327576

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 2790


"Heinemann Advanced History" offers a differentiation strategy, with books covering AS and A2. Exam preparation includes practice questions, advice on what makes a good answer and help for students on interpreting questions and planning essays.

The Twentieth Century

Author: Edith Girvin

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435320935

Category: History, Modern

Page: 64

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Written for S1 and S2, and endorsed by the Scottish Association of Teachers of History, this text covers key aspects of study recommended in the 5-14 guidelines. Skills questions help develop and monitor students' understanding and thinking.

International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920

Author: Sybil Oldfield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415257404

Category: Women

Page: 416

View: 6771


As the monthly periodical of the early twentieth century women's movement, "International Woman Suffrage" (originally "Ius Suffragii") was read by the leading figures of the suffrage movement in more than thirty countries. Featuring an in-depth introduction to the material and its social and historical context, this four-volume set reprints eight years of the journal, making this rare resource available to students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. In addition to women's fight for the vote, "International Woman Suffrage 1913-1920" covered such highly controversial topics as the age of consent for girls, alcohol control, education of girls, new employment openings for women, divorce law reform, health insurance for mothers, maternity benefits, minimum wages, prostitution, women medical workers, women police, women politicians, and other subjects of debate. Truly global for its time, issues included articles by women from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Rumania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.

A Suffrage Reader

Charting Directions in British Suffrage History

Author: Claire Eustance,Joan Ryan,Laura Ugolini

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780718501778

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 8480


This reader contains a mixture of new narratives on suffrage, together with reinterpretations of some long-established truths about the campaign by British women for the vote. Some chapters shift the focus from the great and the good based in London, and explore the issues which motivated supporters in other parts of Britain. Other chapters illuminate the lengths some men were prepared to go to see women become voters - and the lengths others were prepared to go to stop them. A variety of topics is covered by the contributors, who include both established scholars and writers relatively new to the field.

Britain, 1846-1964

The Challenge of Change

Author: Martin Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199133734

Category: Great Britain

Page: 288

View: 1429


Specially written for the new AS and A2 examinations, this book combines extended period cover with detailed focus on topics selected by awarding bodies. The key political issues of the period are dealt with, beginning in 1846, when Britain was the industrial superpower of the world andending in 1964 when her international role was substantially diminished. DT Lively, concise narrative provides students with the essential knowledge they need, with key questions and summaries in each chapter to help students focus on the important issuesDT 'Spotlights' provide detailed study of primary and secondary sources and help develop students' powers of analysis and argumentDT 'Document Exercises' give plenty of opportunities for assessment and exam practiceDT 'Interpretations' sections provide an introduction to recent scholarship and historical debate and encourage students to evaluate interpretations for themselvesDT For ease of use, a contents map indicates coverage of the major awarding body specifications and highlights opportunities for Key Skills and ICT activities

Glory and B*llocks

The Truth Behind Ten Defining Events in British History – And the Half-truths, Lies, Mistakes and What We Really Just Don’t Know About Brexit

Author: Colin Brown

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744439

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7508


Did the longbow secure victory at Agincourt or are the English just better in mud? Did Queen Elizabeth I know the Armada had capitulated when she delivered one of the most inspiring speeches in all history? Where did Wellington meet his Waterloo? Was the vote to leave the European Union Britain’s modern Peasants’ Revolt? Colin Brown travels to the sites of some of the most significant events in British history to skewer inaccuracies embedded in popular parlance and reveal the truth behind the stories that make Britain great.