BRITISH DEPTH STUDY

liberal reforms, women and the vote, britain and the first world war 

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1906

Liberal Landslide Victory - Henry Cambell-Bannerman PM - SUPPORTS votes for women but ministers are divided.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS INTRODUCED. 

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1907

NUWSS = MUD MARCH - 3000 women participate.

SCHOOL MEDICAL INSPECTIONS INTRODUCED - can recommend any treatments the child needs. 

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1908

HERBERT ASQUITH BECOMES PM = AGAINST votes for women but tells women to prove there is popular support for the idea.

CHILDRENS ACT AND PENSIONS INTRODUCED. 

NUWSS + WSPU organise a demonstration in London - Asquith does nothing. WSPU start smashing windows in frustration.

SPLIT between WSPU and NUWSS begins. 

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1909

Lots of WSPU members are sent to prison. Demand to be treated as political prisoners and start hunger strike - FORCE FEEDING BEGINS. 

LABOUR EXCHANGE ACT INTRODUCED.

WSPU call off violence when Asquith agrees to work with the WSPU and NUWSS to make a conciliation bill giving women the vote. Does well in House of Commons but then Asquith begins to stall. Result = BLACK FRIDAY

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1911

WSPU stop violence again in the hope the bill will be passed. Government announce they are dropping the bill and introducing a new bill giving more votes to men. VIOLENCE RE-STARTS.

NATIONAL INSURANCE ACT PART 1 INTRODUCED. Insures against sickness. 

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1912

MASSIVE WINDOW SMASHING CAMPAIGN - MASS HUNGER STRIKES - MASS FORCE FEEDING.

NATIONAL INSURANCE ACT PART 2 - unemployment.

SCHOOL CLINICS 

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1913

Violence increases.

CAT AND MOUSE ACT INTRODUCED.

EMILY DAVISON SUICIDE.

NUWSS - womans pilgrimage. 

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1914

4th August = Britain goes to war. People think it will be over by christmas. 

NUWSS + WSPU contribute to war work. 

Recruitment begins.

DEFENCE OF THE REALM ACT - DORA 

SHELLING FROM THE SEA - Scarsborough, Whitby, Hartlepool - 100 + deaths 

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1915

ZEPPELINE RAIDS - Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn - 500+ deaths 

Rent Restrictions Act 

Casulty list published in paper for the first time

Fall in recruitment due to casulties.

DLG criticises BUSINESS AS USUAL 

MUNITIONS CRISIS = MINISTRY OF MUNITIONS 20,000 factories controlled by the state. 


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1916

CONSCRIPTION

BATTLE OF SOMME = increase in munitions

FOOD SHORTAGES = MINISTRY OF SHIPPING 

Official war photographers/artists appointed 

MOTHERS DAY 

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1917

GOTHA BOMBERS - Folkestone and London. 800+ deaths 

National Baby week

Regulation 40D

German U-boat attacks - CONVOY SYSTEM INTRODUCED 

WHEAT SHORTAGE - 9 weeks grain and 4 weeks sugar

DLG = "eat less bread" royal family set example 

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1818

Pasture land turned to ariable land. Imports no longer viable 

Womans land army = women working on farms growing food. 

RATIONING - sugar, butter, meat, jam

Public opion @ end of war = Germany needs to be punished.

WOMEN GET THE VOTE - FEBUARY 

NOVEMBER = ARMISTICE SIGNED 

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