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1

Give 8 typical Suffragette ways of protesting

Disrupting political meetings, harassing ministers, chaining themselves to railings, throwing stones at 10 Downing Street, pouring acid on golf courses, setting post boxes on fire, bombing churches and going on hunger strike whilst in prison

2

When was the Cat and Mouse Act passed?

1913

3

What was the Cat and Mouse Act?

It allowed hunger strikers to leave prison, recover a little and then return to prison to finish their sentence

4

Why was the Cat and Mouse Act passed?

The public were very sympathetic towards the Suffragettes, and saw force-feeding as brutal and degrading- the government didn't want to seem like the 'baddies'

5

When did more Suffragette action start?

1908

6

Who made speeches at Downing Street?

Edith New

7

What was the Suffragettes' magazine called?

'Votes for Women'

8

What was the circulation of 'Votes for Women' in 1914?

40,000

9

How did they publicise a rally in Hyde Park in 1908?

By sailing a boat covered in flags passed Parliament

10

What did the membership of the Suffragettes peak at?

2,000

11

Who was Emily Davison?

She was a member of the WSPU (before that she was a teacher), a militant activist, was jailed a total of 9 times, and force-fed 49 times

12

When did Emily throw herself under/ onto the King's Horse?

4th June 1913

13

Where was the Derby?

Epsom Race Course

14

What happened to Emily?

She was kicked in the head by the horse, taken to hospital, and four days later she died from her injuries

15

When was the Mud March?

February 1907