Radical Resistance: the rise of the suffragettes, 1914

1914 is a year most commonly associated with the beginning of a world-changing war. But as hostilities broke out on Continental Europe, in the towns and cities of Britain a different kind of conflict was already well-underway. In this podcast Dr Diane Atkinson takes us from the squares of England’s industrial towns to the gates of Buckingham Palace, following in the footsteps of Britain’s radical suffragettes as they squared up to the establishment.

March of the Women by Ethel Smyth is performed by the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir, conducted by Katy Lavinia Cooper, and is used with permission.

Presenter: Peter Moore

Guest: Dr Diane Atkinson

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