How the Vote was Won: Women’s Rights and the 1918 Representation of the People Act

Saturday 1 June 2019, 10.00AM to 1.00pm

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On 19th June 1917, at the height of the Great War, an exclusively-male House of Commons voted to enfranchise women by a majority of 385 to 55. To what extent and why had male chauvinism softened? Was Suffragette militancy decisive, or the role played by the often-neglected Suffragists? How crucial a factor was the cultural upheaval precipitated by the First World War? And how radical was the impact of this political empowerment of British women?

Joseph Oakley MA PGCE

  • Term: Summer
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 01 June 2019
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Course fee: £22.00

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