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Being a suffragette was no genteel hobby—it was all-out war

Militancy came only after decades of law-abiding protest

By Louise Raw   April 2018
Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the women's suffragette movement, is arrested outside Buckingham Palace while trying to present a petition to King George V in May 1914

Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the women's suffragette movement, is arrested outside Buckingham Palace while trying to present a petition to King George V in May 1914

In a new biography of the suffragette movement, Diane Atkinson has written not just a useful guide, but a terrific page-turner. It reads at times like a novel, but with characters and events…

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