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The suffragette bombers : Britain's forgotten terrorists

Author: Simon Webb, (Historian)
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simon Webb explores the way in which the suffragette bombers have been airbrushed from history, leaving us with a distorted view of the struggle for female suffrage. Not only were the suffragettes far more aggressive than is generally known, but there exists the very real and surprising possibility that their militant activities actually delayed, rather than hastened, the granting of the parliamentary vote to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Emily Wilding Davison
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Webb, (Historian)
ISBN: 9781783400645 1783400641
OCLC Number: 880197719
Description: xvi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Suffragettes and Suffragists; Chapter 2: The Edwardian World; Chapter 3: An Undemocratic Organisation; Chapter 4: The Use of Terror and the Need for Martyrs; Chapter 5: Emily Davison-Portrait of a Terrorist; Chapter 6: Bombing and Arson; Chapter 7: The Terrorist Campaign Gathers Pace; Chapter 8: Winter, 1913; Chapter 9: Dead End-Saved by the War; Chapter 10: The Plot to Kill The Prime Minister; Chapter 11: How the Vote was Won; Chapter 12: The Birth of a Myth.
Responsibility: Simon Webb.

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A controversial topic, published to co-incide with the centenary of the attempt by militant suffragettes to bomb Westminster Abbey, on 13 June 1914.  Read more...

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