Votes for Women

Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London

Published: 10th July 2020

Votes for Women

In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students examine the campaign for women’s suffrage in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This includes videos looking at why the suffrage campaign started in the 1860s; introductions to the main suffrage organisations, their leaders and tactics; the turn, by some, to militancy and its effectiveness; the use of propaganda by both pro and anti-suffragists; and how the vote was eventually secured, for some, in 1918. Looking beyond the Representation of the People Act, the playlist also includes videos looking at the continuing struggle for equality, how the political parties attempted to appeal to women voters and the achievements of early women MPs. Note: click the icon in the top right corner to see the complete playlist: