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Margaret Wintringham

Margaret Wintringham was the first female Liberal MP and the first British-born woman to take a seat in Parliament.   Winteringham had begun her working life as a school headmistress, a magistrate and a member of the Grimsby Education Committee. She was a member of the National Union of Women Workers, the British Temperance Association, the National Union …

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Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone was a leading US suffragist and abolitionist who dedicated her life to battling inequality on all fronts. Stone began to fight against sexism from a young age, she was determined to go to college, even though this was not at all common at the time. She learnt Hebrew and Greek so that she …

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Alice Paul

Alice Paul was an American suffragist and feminist who dedicated her life to women’s rights. She was one of the leaders of the campaign for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Paul first learned about the fight for women’s suffrage from her mother, Tacie Paul who was a member of the National American Woman …

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Eleanor Rathbone

Eleanor Rathbone was an independent British MP, social reformer, suffragist and feminist who is best known for her success in fighting for family allowance and women’s rights. Rathbone was born into a influential family in Liverpool, her father was social reformer William Rathbone VI and her mother, his second wife, Emily Lyle. Rathbone’s parents encouraged …

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Edith Margaret Garrud

Edith Margaret Garrud was one of the first female professional martial arts instructors in the Western world. She trained the Bodyguard unit of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in jujutsu self-defence techniques. Garrud was in born Bath, Somerset and later moved to Wales. She met and married William Garrud, a physical instructor specializing …

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Suffrage Illustrations for Big Issue North

  I illustrated Dora Thewlis, Leonora Cohen, Selina Cooper & Florence Lockwood for Big Issue North’s celebration of #suffrage100 this week! The following is taken from the Big Issue North’s Facebook page This week we mark 100 years since some women gained the right to vote. Behind the leadership of Emmeline Pankhurst were lesser-known figures …

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Rosa May Billinghurst

Rosa May Billinghurst was a suffragette and women’s rights activist known as the “cripple suffragette” as she campaigned using a modified tricycle. Billinghurst had survived polio as a small child and as a result was unable to walk unaided, she wore leg-irons and used either crutches or a modified tricycle. Billinghurst was active in social …