Forgotten Birmingham suffragettes and suffragists
For too long the importance of Birmingham and the West Midlands in the story of women’s struggle for the vote has been forgotten. Now we have turned a spotlight on the stories of the women who as suffragists devoted their lives to the cause and the suffragettes whose militant acts resulted in imprisonment and, often, force feeding.
Dr Nicola Gauld author and historian reveals the stories of these women in conversation with Mike Gibbs, Publisher, History West Midlands.
Keywords: Women, Suffragettes, Suffragists, West Midlands, women's right to vote
Words and Deeds - Birmingham Suffragists and Suffragettes 1832-1918
‘When words needed saying and deeds needed doing...’ Speech given at 1871 suffragist meeting in Birmingham by Eliza Sturge. In September 1909 Britain was shocked by the news that the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, had been attacked as he left a meeting at Birmingham’s Bingley Hall when, despite a...