Votes for Women

The Virago Book of Suffragettes

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781860498961

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 2461

Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, journals and books, Joyce Marlow has pieced together this inspiring, poignant and exciting history using the voices of the women themselves. Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery. Joyce Marlow's anthology is lively, comprehensive, surprising and triumphant.

Suffragettes

The Fight for Votes for Women

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349007756

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3015

Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, journals and books, Joyce Marlow has pieced together this inspiring, poignant and exciting history using the voices of the women themselves. Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery. Joyce Marlow's anthology is lively, comprehensive, surprising and triumphant.

Twentieth Century British History

A Teaching Resource Book

Author: William Simpson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415311151

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 5614

Rev. ed. of: Working with sources. 1988.

101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes

Author: Maggie Andrews,Janis Lomas

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750988851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5709

Suffragettes learned jiu-jitsu, repelled policemen with their hatpins, burnt down football stadiums and planted bombs. They rented a house near to Holloway Prison and sang rebel anthems to the Suffragettes inside. They barricaded themselves into their homes to repulse tax collectors. They arranged mass runs on Parliament. They had themselves posted to the Prime Minister, getting as far as the door of No. 10. Indomitable older members applied for gun licences to scare the government into thinking they were planning a revolution. Rebels. Warriors. Princesses. Prisoners. Pioneers. Here are 101 of the most extraordinary facts about Suffragettes that you need to know.

Suffragette Sally

Author: Gertrude Colmore

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551114747

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1651

Published in 1911, Suffragette Sally is one of the best-known popular novels promoting the cause of women’s suffrage in Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century. The novel details the militant campaign of the suffragist Women’s Social and Political Union against the political establishment of the time. Through its three female protagonists, each from a different class, the novel recounts the challenges faced by women who dared to flout social convention by agitating for the vote. The Sally of the title is Sally Simmonds, a maid-of-all-work in a household where she has to deal with her employer’s advances along with her daily tasks. The novel follows Sally’s conversion to the suffrage movement and details the consequences she must face as a working-class woman who risks her job, her relationships, and eventually her life for the cause. The novel weaves together the fictional stories of the three main characters with documentary material drawn from contemporary suffrage and mainstream newspapers, and raises the hope that female alliances might someday transcend class boundaries. This Broadview edition also includes fascinating historical materials on the suffrage movement, including contemporary accounts of imprisonment, hunger strikes, and battles with police.

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette

Author: Mary M. Talbot

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616555475

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 163

View: 8245

Follows the story of a British suffragette, Sally Heathcote, a common maid who joined the movement adm the changing climate and politics of early twentieth century Edwardian England.

Das Buch der Kinder

Roman

Author: A.S. Byatt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104016453

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 6189

A.S. Byatt - Booker-Preis Gewinnerin und von der Queen ernannte ›Dame Commander of the British Empire‹ - umspannt in ihrem neuen, opulenten Roman ein Vierteljahrhundert, die Jahre von 1895 bis kurz nach dem 1. Weltkrieg. Im Süden Englands, in London, Paris und im zügellosen Schwabing suchen die Familien Wellwood, Fludd und Cairn am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ein freieres und erfüllteres Leben, sie proben neue Wege in Kunst und Politik, Liebe und Erziehung. Immer mit dabei sind die vielen Kinder, die sich mit ihren unterschiedlichen Talenten und Temperamenten einen Weg durch die Lebensexperimente ihrer Eltern bahnen. Aber alle Familien, auch die fortschrittlichsten, haben ihre dunklen Geheimnisse – am Ende drohen Enttäuschung, Verrat und der große Krieg. ›Das Buch der Kinder‹ schlägt einen weiten Bogen von England bis nach Deutschland und berührt dabei immer wieder im Kleinen, in den intimen Momenten, die ein jedes Leben unverwechselbar machen.

Kessie

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: eBookPartnership.com

ISBN: 1783010320

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1573

An award winning story of the epic campaign for “Votes for Women “ and a tempestuous love affair….. Kessie Thorpe, the daughter of a Manchester mill-owner is charming, innocent, eager. Sarah Whitworth hails from a tough, working class Lancashire background. Alice Hartley is a rich American, brought to England to find a titled husband, but headstrong Alice has other ideas. Their lives converge in 1905 when the three young women join the Pankhursts in the suffrage struggle. And join forces to get Sarah’s charismatic brother Tom Whitworth elected as an MP for the newly formed Labour party. At the core of the novel is Kessie and Tom’s stormy marriage, Alice’s desire to bed Tom, and Sarah’s disastrous foray into “free love”. While Kessie struggles to find the balance between her personal life as wife and mother and what she sees as her public duty, Tom’s attitude towards the wife he loves is a mixture of pride and an exasperation that leads him astray. Joyce Marlow draws on her extensive historical knowledge to depict the highs and lows of the suffrage campaign in a highly readable novel that has a surprising relevance to the problems that still face women in the twenty-first century.

The Memoirs of Ellie Warburton

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783335858

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1904

This well written, poignant, fast-paced novel focuses on what women did in the Great War that turned Europe upside down and devastated so many millions of lives. It follows the path that leads Ellie Warburton from a curiously isolated, upper class childhood in the wilds of north Lancashire, to pre-war campaigning as a non-militant suffragette, to her wartime role as mobile kitchen and ambulance driver in Flanders’ bloody fields. The youngest of “the three beautiful Warburton sisters”, Ellie is idealistic, romantically minded, yet determined to make her mark in the world. The eldest sister Matty is ambitiously self-centred. While she cares deeply for suffering humanity en masse, she has no understanding of individual emotion. Vicky is a born hedonist and while similarly self-centred, she radiates charm, effortlessly drawing people, notably men, into her web. Both, particularly Vicky, affect Ellie’s life. Virtually all the men in their lives went to war. They raised companies, served as intelligence officers and doctors, while the great love of Ellie’s life, Luke Stoddard, born and brought up in a dreaded workhouse, served as a ‘tommy’ in the trenches before becoming a famous war artist. They were a doomed generation. How many survived the war?

The Sentinel

An Incomplete Early Novel

Author: Rebecca West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781900755511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 3657

'And when the suffragette went out by the door the stones began to come through the window.' The descriptions of hunger striking and the force feeding of suffragettes in this, Rebecca West's first and hitherto unknown novel, are among the most gripping in suffragette literature. But The Sentinel (1909-11) is equally compelling for its engagement with some of the major political, cultural and literary debates of the early twentieth century. Offering a sweeping panorama of English society, West covers issues ranging from contemporary concerns within the feminist movement (feminism and socialism, female desire, sexuality and motherhood) to Russian revolutionaries, popular culture and aesthetics. In her edition, Laing demonstrates why this flawed work offers an important historical and biographical document and a privileged insight into the emergence of the young Rebecca West as fiction writer and astute critic on the literary and political scene.

Prinzessin undercover – Geheimnisse

Author: Connie Glynn

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733650956

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 344

»Ich wollte immer nur eins: keine Prinzessin mehr sein. Und dann lande ich in einem Zimmer mit einem Mädchen, das von Prinzessinnen besessen ist!« Ellie ist eine echte Prinzessin, die sich nichts mehr wünscht, als normal leben zu können. Lottie ist ein ganz normales Mädchen, das sich nichts mehr wünscht, als Prinzessin zu sein. Als sich ausgerechnet diese beiden im Internat Rosewood Hall ein Zimmer teilen müssen, liegt die Lösung auf der Hand: Sie tauschen heimlich die Rollen. Doch in Rosewood ist auch sonst nicht jeder, wer er zu sein scheint, und eine Geheimorganisation hat es auf die Prinzessin abgesehen - ohne zu wissen, welche nun die richtige ist ... Nur mit Mut, Entschlossenheit und absoluter Loyalität können die Freundinnen sich gegenseitig retten. Denn Prinzessin ist mehr als ein Titel - Prinzessin bist du im Herzen! Band 2 erscheint im Frühjahr 2019!

Housman Society Journal

Author: Housman Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 8805

The Peterloo Massacre

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473556899

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6241

Unity of the oppressed can make a difference in politically uncertain times A peaceful protest turned tragedy; this is the true story of the working class fight for the vote. On August 16 1819, in St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a large non-violent gathering demanding parliamentary reform turned into a massacre, leaving many dead and hundreds more injured. This catastrophic event was one of the key moments of the age, a political awakening of the working class, and eventually led to ordinary people gaining suffrage. In this definitive account Joyce Marlow tells the stories of the real people involved and brings to life the atrocity the government attempted to cover up. The Peterloo Massacre is soon to be the subject of a major film directed by Mike Leigh.

The Women's Suffrage Movement

New Feminist Perspectives

Author: Maroula Joannou

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048609

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 6703

Presents the best of recent feminist scholarship on the suffrage movement, illustrating its complexity, richness and diversity.

Votes for Women

Author: June Purvis,Sandra Stanley Holton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214582

Category: Political Science

Page: 297

View: 5705

Votes for Women provides an innovative re-examination of the suffrage movement, presenting new perspectives which challenge the existing literature on this subject. This fascinating book charts the history of the movement in Britain from the nineteenth century to the postwar period, assessing important figures such as; * Emmeline Pankhurst and the militant wing * Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of the constitutional wing *Jennie Baines and her link with the international suffrage movements.

Emmeline Pankhurst

Author: Paula Bartley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415206518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 2529

In this well-structured, fluent and lively account, Paula Bartley uses new archival material to assess whether Pankhurst should be seen as a heroine or a tyrant, a conservative or a progressive. Emmeline Pankhurst was the most prominent campaigner for the women's right to vote and was transformed into a popular heroine of the early twentieth century. Early in life she was attracted to socialism, she grew into an entrenched and militant suffragette and ended up as a Conservative Party candidate. This new biography examines the guiding principles that underpinned all of Emmeline Pankhurst's actions, and places her achievements within a wider social and political context.

Rebel Girls

How votes for women changed Edwardian lives

Author: Jill Liddington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349007810

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9609

Rejecting the deadening conventions of their Victorian elders, the rebel girls demanded new freedoms and new rights. They took their suffrage message out to the remotest Yorkshire dales and fishing harbours, to win Edwardian hearts and minds. 16-year-old Huddersfield weaver Dora Thewlis on arrest was catapulted onto the tabloid front-pages as 'Baby Suffragette'. Her life was transformed. Dancer Lilian Lenton waited till her twenty-first birthday - then determined to burn two buildings a week until the Liberal government granted women the vote. Rebel Girls shows how this daring campaigning shifted from community suffragettes to militant mavericks.

Literature of the Women's Suffrage Campaign in England

Author: Carolyn Christensen Nelson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 1400

During the British women’s suffrage campaign of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women wrote plays to convert others to their cause; they wrote essays to justify their militant actions; and they wrote fiction and poetry about their prison experiences. This volume is a diverse collection of these writings, focused on the women’s suffrage campaign in England and written primarily during the brief period between the New Woman writers of the 1890s and the modernists of the twentieth century. Many of these works have not been reprinted since they were first published. This important collection includes essays reflecting a variety of opinions and political positions; excerpts from autobiographies by women involved in the movement; suffrage poetry; the song that became the official song of the British suffrage movement; several one-act plays that were written and performed specifically to advance the suffrage cause; and short stories and excerpts from novels about suffrage.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 8545

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.