How can we find out about suffragettes and the reactions to their methods?

Students will explore methods used by suffragettes through handling original documents like newspapers and coded diaries. They will also examine the reaction to the movement by investigating prison records and government surveillance. This workshop encourages students to consider why so many records on this movement survive and what this reveals about how the authorities viewed suffragettes.

Connections to the curriculum:

  •  Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day: Women’s Suffrage

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This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

2 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 3

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