101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes

Professor Maggie Andrews


Suffragettes learned jiu-jitsu, repelled policemen with their hatpins, burnt down football stadiums and planted bombs. They rented a house near to Holloway Prison and sang rebel anthems to the Suffragettes inside. They barricaded themselves into their homes to repulse tax collectors.

They arranged mass runs on Parliament. They had themselves posted to the Prime Minister, getting as far as the door of No. 10.

Indomitable older members applied for gun licences to scare the government into thinking they were planning a revolution.

Rebels. Warriors. Princesses. Prisoners. Pioneers.

Here are 101 of the most extraordinary facts about Suffragettes that you need to know.

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