Diane Atkinson:  Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes

Marking the centenary of female suffrage, this definitive history charts women's fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part, in a timely celebration of an extraordinary struggle.

Between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of the First World War, while the patriarchs of the Liberal and Tory parties vied for supremacy in parliament, the campaign for women's suffrage was fought with great flair and imagination in the public arena.

Led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia, the suffragettes and their actions would come to define protest movements for generations to come. The women who participated in the movement endured police brutality, assault, imprisonment and force-feeding, all in the relentless pursuit of one goal - the right to vote.

A hundred years on, Diane Atkinson celebrates the lives of the women who answered the call to Rise Up: a richly diverse group that spanned the divides of class and country, women of all ages who were determined to fight for what had been so long denied. A wealthof women's lives are brought together for the first time, in this meticulously researched, vividly rendered defining biography of a movement.

Diane Atkinson is a lecturer on the suffragettes, she has appeared on radio and is the author of several books on the women's history. 

Sponsored by Sally Weld

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Thursday 18th October 2.30pm

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Duke's Galleries

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Adults: £10.00

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