Flashcards in Work of the Suffragettes Deck (15):
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
When was the Cat and Mouse Act passed?
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
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'
When did more Suffragette action start?
Who made speeches at Downing Street?
What was the Suffragettes' magazine called?
'Votes for Women'
What was the circulation of 'Votes for Women' in 1914?
How did they publicise a rally in Hyde Park in 1908?
By sailing a boat covered in flags passed Parliament
What did the membership of the Suffragettes peak at?
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
When did Emily throw herself under/ onto the King's Horse?
4th June 1913
Where was the Derby?
Epsom Race Course
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