Votes For Women!: The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage (from the pages of A History of Britain in 21 Women) (Hardback)
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Votes For Women!: The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage (from the pages of A History of Britain in 21 Women) (Hardback)

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Published as part of 2018’s centenary celebrations of women achieving the right to vote, this is the perfect introduction to the female pioneers who spearheaded the women’s movement and the fight for women’s suffrage. 

“You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else, in fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under.” - Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragette leader

Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Constance Markievicz, Nancy Astor: game-changers, movement leaders, political pioneers. Women who changed the course of British history.

They terrorised the establishment.

They fought for the vote.

They pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world.

Taken from Jenni Murray’s influential A History of Britain in 21 Women, this collection brings together a selection of activists and pioneering MPs, ranging from peaceful suffragists like Elizabeth Garrett Anderson – not only a tireless campaigner but the first woman to qualify as a surgeon in Britain – to suffragette Constance Georgine Markievicz, who fought in the Easter Rising and was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons.

Set against the backdrop of a world where equality is still to be achieved, this book is a vital reminder of the great women who fought for change. An essential collection that is both an inspiring reminder of the courage and tenacity of the extraordinary women who made our current liberties possible and an inspiring roadmap for the revolutionary women of the future.

Jenni Murray is a British journalist, broadcaster and a mainstay of BBC R4 where she has presented Woman's Hour since 1987. She is the author of several books, including Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter.


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Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786074751
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Celebrates the defiant spirit of Britain's groundbreaking heroines' * Daily Mail *
`The perfect introduction to the female pioneers who spearheaded the women's movement and the fight for women's suffrage.' * Vintage Life *

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