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Early 1900s Women's Suffrage: The Case Against
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* Views of anti-suffrage MP William Cremer reported in The Times, April 1906
(PRO ref: HO 45/10338/139199)
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* PRO ref: HO 45/10338/139199; views of anti-suffrage MP William Cremer, April 1906 *
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Study this source carefully and consider what it tells you about why people thought women should not get the vote. You should consider:
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* Why do you think Mr Cremer was so concerned about female suffrage? *
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* How did Mr Cremer use the figures in the census to support his views? *
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* Why did he feel women did not belong in the political arena? *
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* Do any other sources support his views? *
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* According to Mr Cremer, did most women support women's suffrage? *
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