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1

What happened in 1889?

The Women's Franchise League takes up the rights of married women and campaigns for equality for women in divorce, inheritance, and custody of children

2

What happened in 1891?

Legal judgement confirms that a man cannot make his wife live in the matrimonial home

3

What happened in 1894?

The Parish Councils Act permits propertied women and ratepayers to serve on urban and parish district councils

4

What happened in 1897?

Women are not to be employed for four weeks after having a child

5

What happened in 1901?

The Factory Act reduces the number of hours women have to work by one hour

6

How much did women earn in relation to men?

Less

7

Could women work in any profession they wanted to?

No, they were still banned from most professions

8

What happened when a woman got married?

She lost a lot of her legal rights

9

When were the Suffragists formed?

1897

10

What was the other name for the Suffragists?

NUWSS

11

What did NUWSS stand for?

National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies

12

How many local branches of the NUWSS were there by 1897?

500

13

Who was the leader of the NUWSS?

Millicent Fawcett

14

The Suffragists were violent- true or false?

False

15

The Suffragists accepted both men and women as members- true or false?

True

16

When were the Suffragettes formed?

1903

17

Who led the Suffragettes?

Emmeline Pankhurst

18

What were the names of Emmeline's daughters?

Christabel and Sylvia

19

What was the other name for the Suffragettes?

WSPU

20

What did WSPU stand for?

Women's Social and Political Union

21

The Suffragettes were violent- true or false?

True

22

The Suffragettes accepted both men and women as members- true or false?

False