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Key Dates
1905 ­ Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney arrested
1907 ­ February: `Mud March' and First Caxton Hall
1908 ­ January: WSPU members chained themselves
to railings of 10 Downing Street
- February: Trojan horse raid
- June: Window-smashing began
- October: Rush on the House of Commons and WFL
members chained themselves to grille in House of
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Peaceful methods of Campaigning
During 1905-1910, there were many methods used to
expose the matter of votes for women
For most of this time and prior to it (1860 -1914)
suffragists AND suffragettes used peaceful methods.
Some of these include ­
1. public meetings
2. demonstrations
3. propaganda literature
4. raising money
5. petitioning Parliament…read more

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Meetings were great for support, recruiting new members and collecting money
Lydia Becker (NSWS) spoke especially at mothers' meetings, church groups and political
Milicent Fawcett raised the question of women's suffrage at major cotton towns.
The WSPU and others spoke in Hyde Park ad Trafalgar Square which are still places used
for public speaking today!
- In the early nineteenth century people simply thought it too unladylike to
be speaking about these topics publicly.
- It was thought that women should be at home, looking after the family
INSTEAD of discussing politics.
- In 1908 Fawcett became the first woman to debate at the Oxford Union ­
gaining publicity.
"A suffraggette
in the making" a
first hand
account of a
public meeting.…read more

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1907 ­ The `Mud March' was the first key
demonstration and was known by this name because
of the heavy rain.
1908 ­ a demonstration organised by NUWSS
attracted around 10,000 women to the movement.
1908 ­ Emmeline Pankhurst organised one of the
WSPU's processions with seven different groups
from around the country in Hyde Park.
1910 ­ WSPU and WFL organised a procession of
600 ex-prisoners in the "Prison to Citizenship
procession".…read more

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Pictures of demonstrations…read more

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