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Suffragette!

They Fought for it, They Starved for it: THE VOTE Using visual sources Dawn Dyer charts the struggle for Women's Suffrage in Bristol and the South West Votes for Ladies: The Suffragette Movement 1903-1914 An examination of the established narrative of the struggle for the enfranchisement of women. Anny Cullum critiques the composition and outlook... More →

Votes For Ladies

The Suffrage Movement 1867 - 1918

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The Suffragettes are widely seen as the pinnacle of Women’s radical action in the early Twentieth Century. However, beyond the passion and drive of such unladylike militancy, were the organisation and aims of this movement as radical as the means used to try to obtain it? Were the Suffragettes alone in the struggle for female emancipation? And... More →

International Women’s Day 2010

Bristol Radical History Group will be participating in the International Women's Day event on Saturday 6th March (10am-4pm) at the Council House, College Green, Bristol. The event is free. BRHG will be giving a short talk on the suffragette Theresa Garnett who attacked Winston Churchill on Temple Meads station 100 years ago last year (see... More →

Spring Events

As well as the Morris Beckman event at The Cube on 1st March 2010 Bristol Radical History Group are planning a series of events for April around the theme of the inevitable General Election: Bristol Radical History Group Election Special The Struggle for Democracy in Britain Recent British histories arrogantly claimed that the ‘we’ brought... More →

Theresa Garnett Vrs. Winston Churchill

Theresa Garnett Vrs. Winston Churchill Video from the re-enactment of Theresa Garnett attacking Winston Churchill at Bristol Temple Meads in 1909. Filmed by Alex Milne. Find out more about this event. The audio files from Anny Cullum and Dawn Dyer's talks are also now available. More →

Theresa Garnette Vrs. Winston Churchill

By Anny Cullum,
By Anny Cullum The campaign for female suffrage began in 1865 with the introduction of the first private members bill for an amendment for female enfranchisement. Suffrage groups first campaigned democratically and using constitutional means, lobbying, petitioning etc and won some small victories in terms of women becoming more involved in public... More →

Suffragette Day

Saturday 31st October. 12-2:30pm Garrett Vrs. Churchill 12pm Bristol Temple Meads On 15 November 1909 in Temple Meads Station Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, stepped from a railway carriage and was attacked by Theresa Garnett (a member of the Women's Social and Political Union) who was wielding a riding crop. Or, as Votes For Women put... More →