Suffragettes Forever

Suffragettes Forever! The Story Of Women And Power


In the final episode of the story of British women's fight for power, historian Amanda Vickery explores how the Edwardian suffragette movement became a quasi-terrorist organization. Pointing to what they achieved with their violent campaign, Vickery argues that the work of the suffragettes are best understood as part of a war still going on today. Vickery brings to life the enemies of female suffrage too: from the golfing prime minister Herbert Asquith — who had nightmares of being stripped naked...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #103

Monday, November 13 at 12:00 am 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.