"votes for women" blog posts
Why were Suffragettes force-fed in prison?
Modern history expert, Dr Sam Caslin, talks about the practise of force-feeding Suffragettes in prison, as we continue to reflect on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed (some) women the right to vote in 1918.
Posted on: 27 September 2018
Why did Suffragette Edith Rigby plant a bomb at the Cotton Exchange in Liverpool?
We hear from modern history expert, Dr Sam Caslin about how a Suffragette from Preston shook the foundations of the Cotton Exchange in the heart of Liverpool in 1913. Did campaigns like Edith's help contribute to the passing of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed (some) women the right to vote in 1918?
Posted on: 6 February 2018