Important People 1903-28 (Unit 3A-War and the Transformation of the British Society)

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Millicent Fawcett
Founder of the National Union of Women's Suggrage Societies (NUWSS)-Suffragists
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Henry Fawcett
Husband of Millicent Fawcett, was a Liberal MP in 1867.
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Emmeline Pankhurst
Leading member of the Manchester branch of the NUWSS in 1903, founded the Women's Socia and Political Union (WSPU)-suffragettes.
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Henry Campbell-Bannerman
a liberal Prime Minister who supported votes for women and encouraged it.
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Asquith
A prime minister who did not see women's suffrage as important until 1917.
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Emily Davison
Famous suffragette-The 'Suffragette Derby', June 1913-threw herself in front of the King's horse during a horse race, died.
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Seebohn Rowntree and Charles Booth
both did surveys to work out the statistics of poverty in Britain.
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General French
leader of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF)
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General Alfred von Schlieffen
laid down the Schlieffen Plan by Germany.
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Lord Kitchener
Britain's secretary of state for war at the start of the war.
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General Falkenhayn
A German general-led the Battle at Verdun in 1916.
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General Ludendorff
leader of German army, led Operation Michael along Rivers Aisne and Marne, final attempt against the Allies.
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Joffre
Allied Supreme Commander
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Lord Derby
the next British secretary for state for war
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Countess Constance Markieviez
First woman to be elected as an MP, although she didn't take up her seat.
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Viscountess Astor
First female MP-1919, elected by an election in Plymouth when her husband resigned his seat to become a House of Lord
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Margaret Wintringham
Second female MP-1921, won the seat her husband held in Louth until his death.
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Mabe Philipson
Third female MP-1923, well known musical comedy actress, took up seat in Berwick-upon-Tweed after her husband was disqualified from the election
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Margaret Bondfield
1924-the first woman to become a member of the government.
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Stanley Baldwin
Prime Minister around the time there was industrial unrest (1920s)
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Sir Herbert Samuel
led the Samuel commission to find a solution to the pay cuts and longer working hours that mine owners were proposing.
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Husband of Millicent Fawcett, was a Liberal MP in 1867.

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Henry Fawcett

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Leading member of the Manchester branch of the NUWSS in 1903, founded the Women's Socia and Political Union (WSPU)-suffragettes.

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a liberal Prime Minister who supported votes for women and encouraged it.

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A prime minister who did not see women's suffrage as important until 1917.

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