Suffragettes vs. police: The women prepared to go to prison for the vote

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March 20, 1907

A “Lancashire lassie” being escorted through the palace yard, in Westminster Palace, London.

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July 5, 1910

A woman campaigning for the vote is restrained by policemen. British women did not win full voting rights until 1928

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The women of this smart capital are beautiful.
Their beauty is disturbing to business;
their feet are beautiful; their ankles are beautiful,
but here I must pause –
for they are not interested in the state
Rep. STANLEY BOWDLE (D-Ohio) DURING ANTI-SUFFRAGE DEBATE, Jan. 12, 1915

c. 1911

British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 – 1928), being jeered by a crowd in New York Read more…

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