How Warwickshire women helped win the vote a century ago

ONE hundred years ago today women won the right to vote – and women in Warwickshire played their part in the historic moment.
While the more revolutionary Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) made the headlines, the most dominant branch of the nationwide suffrage movement was the National Union of Women Suffrage Society (NUWSS) who preferred a more peaceful approach.
An important distinction between the WSPU and the NUWSS was in the names ‘suffragettes’ and ‘suffragists’. The suffragettes of the WSPU adopted the French suffix ‘ette’ – a political joke suggesting their gender... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Regional West, Views: 29
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