Where history happened: the fight for women’s suffrage

We chart the defining events in the bitter, and sometimes bloody, campaign to secure the vote for women in Britain

A 'poster parade' of Ealing suffragettes advertising a meeting to be held on Ealing Common, 1 June 1912. (Photo by Museum of London/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the June 2010 issue of BBC History Magazine 

The campaign of arson and violent confrontation waged by the suffragettes in the first decade of the 20th century smashed the complacent façade of Edwardian Britain.

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