Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Women's Suffrage Hall of Fame: Militants
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* Report from The Morning Post newspaper, June 1914, on the trial of men accused of attacking militant Suffragettes
(PRO ref: HO 144/1318)
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* PRO ref: HO 144/1318; report on attack on Suffragettes, June 1914 *
How to use this source to help you answer the big question   *
Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about how the Suffragettes helped to achieve the vote for women in 1918. You should consider:
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* Why were the men on trial? *
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* What do you think this phrase means: 'without calling on the prisoners for their defence'? *
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* How were the men punished? *
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* What reason was given for this punishment? *
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* What does this suggest about attitudes to the Suffragettes? *
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