Saturday 1 June 2019, 10.00AM to 1.00pm
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