Suffragettes Forever

Suffragettes Forever! The Story Of Women And Power

Episode 2

In this episode Professor Amanda Vickery describes the paradox for British women: a female queen who thought women's rights campaigners deserved a good whipping. Yet, during Victoria's reign extraordinary women gradually changed the lives and opportunities of their gender, despite successive governments furiously resisting to give women the vote. Vickery introduces the spurned mistress of a prime minister, who lost custody of her own children but won the first piece of modern feminist legislation...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #102

Sunday, November 5 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

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In the provocative three-part series SUFFRAGETTES FOREVER! THE STORY OF WOMEN AND POWER, Professor Amanda Vickery (The Story of Women and Art) examines the lengthy struggle for women's rights in Britain. While the Edwardian suffragettes won the vote, Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer battle that began in the 18th century. In a story that puts the battle for the vote in its true historical context, Vickery shows how bloody revolutionary movements, working class radicals, lovestruck philosophers, campaigners in the sex industry, and even the humble bicycle all played a part in tackling social injustice - a fight that continues to this day.