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Grace Hodsdon Boutelle – An American Suffragette in London

Grace Boutelle was an American activist involved in the suffrage movement in England. For a time, Boutelle resided in England and, in her efforts to support the movement, was arrested alongside her fellow activists. Explore findings from our English newspapers and, from our sister-site Findmypast, newspapers from the United States. 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,

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Annie Besant, writer and campaigner for women’s rights – born on 1 October 1847

Annie Besant, a leading political activist and social justice campaigner in the 19th and 20th centuries, was born in Clapham, London, on 1 October 1847.   To celebrate the day of her birth, here are four newspaper stories from that offer an insight into her character, political and social beliefs.        


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