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Annie Kenney

Annie Kenney gained attention in her work for the suffrage movement in 1905 following her arrest for assault and obstruction during a rally in Manchester. Kenney would become one of the leading figures in the Woman’s Social and Political Union and face imprisonment multiple times during her activist career fighting for the right to vote. Click on an image below to enlarge then use the arrows to move image by image throughout the collection. In the image viewer, you can

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Daisy Solomon

Suffragette Daisy Solomon appeared in several articles found in The British Newspaper Archive. Solomon was the daughter of Saul Solomon, a former representative of Cape Town, and Georgiana Solomon (née Thomson), who was also a suffragette. Mother and daughter were both arrested numerous times during their efforts to gain the right to vote in the United Kingdom. Click on an image below to enlarge then use the arrows to move image by image throughout the collection. In the image viewer, you

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Agness Olive Beamish

Agness Olive Beamish was an English Suffragette. Historic newspapers are rich with details on the suffrage movement. We’ve pulled pieces that mention Beamish from The British Newspaper Archive. It is worth mentioning for searching purposes that Beamish often went by Olive instead of Agness. Click on an image below to enlarge then use the arrows to move image by image throughout the collection. In the image viewer, you can also make an image full-screen, view the images as a slideshow

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst

One name that you will doubtless encounter if you’ve spent any time researching the suffrage movement in England is Pankhurst. Emmeline and her daughters were actively engaged in the work, with Emmeline and, later, her eldest daughter, Christabel, leading the Women’s Social and Political Union. Click on an image below to enlarge then use the arrows to move image by image throughout the collection. In the image viewer, you can also make an image full-screen, view the images as a

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Suffragette Newspapers

This year, 2018, is the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.  The Act which gave propertied women over the age of thirty, and all men over the age of twenty-one, the right to vote.  Over the course of 2018 we aim to digitise several suffragette and women’s newspapers.  These papers will allow us to explore the suffrage movement, and the social sphere of the women who campaigned for the right to vote. To start our

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Suffragette slashes the Rokeby Venus

Mary Richardson, a Suffragette, slashed the Rokeby Venus painting at the National Gallery 100 years ago today. Read the stirring speech she gave at her trial, explaining her actions: View the whole newspaper page Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 13 March 1914 Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.  

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