Tag Archives: Emily Wilding Davison

the new nonconformity – L.E.Turquand and Jane Strickland

Nothing, it is said, attracts more than a good example… The Free Church League for Women’s Suffrage (FCLWS) was founded in the second half of 1910, after a letter from Miss L.E.Turquand appeared in the Christian Commonwealth (13 July 1910).  … Continue reading

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the Church League for Women’s Suffrage – Claude and Gertrude Hinscliff

Without the involvement of religious people, it is hard to see how first-wave feminism could have advanced.  It owed so much to religious motivation and networks and also needed religious support in order to break through into quarters which were … Continue reading

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‘a veritable princess of spirituality’ – Emily Wilding Davison

In a churchyard in the north-east English town of Morpeth lies a grave which marks the foremost ‘martyr’ of the women’s suffrage movement.  Inscribed on the memorial is the suffragette slogan ‘deeds not words’ and a comment on the woman … Continue reading

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