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Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power

Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power

In this provocative three-part series, Professor Amanda Vickery (Pride & Prejudice: Having A Ball and The Many Lovers Of Jane Austen) tells the story of the long war to give women an equal share of power in Britain. It was the Edwardian suffragettes who won the vote, but Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer struggle started in the 18th century. She shows how bloody revolution, working class radicals, love-struck philosophers, campaigners in the sex industry, and, even the humble bicycle, all played a part in tackling the most enduring social injustice. It's a story that puts the battle for the vote at the turn of the twentieth century in its true context. Vickery argues it's a war that's still going on today.

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Sun 8/26, 1:00pm
Part 1

The suffragette campaign was the inevitable conclusion of a fight that women - rich and poor - had been pursuing for hundreds of years against a system that gave men complete legal, political and physical control over the other half of the...

Sun 8/26, 2:00pm
Part 2

In this episode Professor Amanda Vickery describes the paradox for British women: a female queen who thought women's rights campaigners deserved a good whipping. Yet, during Victoria's reign extraordinary women gradually changed the...