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The Militant Suffragette Movement in York

Borth Pub



Krista Cowman, Professor of History, University of Lincoln, 2007; 978-1904497-21-9 (Borthwick Paper 110)


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The Flamboyant campaign of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) drew many women into the fight for votes. Professor Cowman looks at the use of militant tactics in York, and at the web of interconnected regional militant activities, including the Doncaster arson campaign of 1913. She examines the role of key York WSPU members including Violet Key Jones, Annie Pearson & Mrs Coultate, their involvement in activism and York's place in a shadowy national network of support that sought to undermine the Cat and Mouse Acts, by providing a network of safe-houses for released prisoners.