The Struggle for Suffrage
From the middle of the 19th century women across the country began engaging in a determined struggle for their right to vote. Explore the histories and places that tell the story of women's suffrage and gender equality.
The struggle for women's suffrage was a campaign which began in the drawing rooms of London and Manchester in the mid 19th century.
The suffrage movement grew out of a growing sense of injustice in the second half of the 19th century that women were denied the vote.
The sedate Edwardian tearoom facilitated women's bold fight for freedom.
Suffragettes were astute and inventive, creating new forms of protest to keep their campaign in the public eye.
It's surprising how much activists of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) used outdoor spaces for public meetings.
The new forms of direct action used by suffragettes caught the public imagination.
New types of peaceful protest were constantly developed, even as violent militancy escalated.
The campaign for women’s suffrage is part of the fabric of cities that were at the centre of the struggle.
Holloway prison and the fight for freedom