Suffragettes through government eyes: ‘A little daylight game’?

What do the records reveal about the movement?

Exploring a range of documents taken from Home Office and Metropolitan Police files, students find out about some of the most extreme militant acts committed by suffrage campaigners in the early 20th century. How did police, government and locals respond to this militancy?

Connections to the curriculum:

  • AQA: GCE History, Unit 2M: Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906-1957
  • OCR: GCE History A, Unit Y111, British Period Study and enquiry: Liberals, Conservatives and the Rise of Labour, 1846-1918

Available as: On site workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

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at The National Archives

2 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 5

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