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Suffragettes and Suffragists


94 People in sitter grouping:

The women's suffrage movement grew out of a demand for women to be part of the electoral process and have the same rights to vote as men. The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies was founded by Millicent Garrett Fawcett in 1897. This national, suffragist organization, promoted peaceful protest and allowed men to join. In 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia founded the Women's Social and Political Union. Taking a more militant approach, the suffragettes demonstrated and were often arrested, where the tactic of hunger strike was often employed. This led to the 'Cat and Mouse Act', when officials could wait until prisoners had nearly died from starvation before releasing them, often to be re-arrested for a petty offence soon after. For the suffragettes, the beginning of World War I saw an end to the hunger strikes and a shift to focus on the war effort. The attention of the suffragists was split during the war with many focusing their efforts on a demand for pacifism. The Representation of the People's Act was passed in 1918, entitling women over the age of 30 who also met specific property requirements, the right to vote. On July 2 1928, this act was extended to include women over the age of 21.

Maye Dilke

Maye Dilke

1857-1903
Campaigner for women's rights
Sitter in 2 portraits
Barbara Drake (née Meinertzhagen)

Barbara Drake (née Meinertzhagen)

1876-1963
Political activist and writer; daughter of Daniel Meinertzhagen VI and niece of Beatrice Webb
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Florence Flora Drummond

Florence Flora Drummond

1869-1949
'General Drummond'; Scottish suffragette
Sitter in 3 portraits
Grace Ellison

Grace Ellison

died 1935
Journalist and suffragette
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Josephine) Letitia Denny Fairfield

(Josephine) Letitia Denny Fairfield

1885-1978
Public health physician and campaigner for social reform
Sitter in 4 portraits
Lillian Forrester

Lillian Forrester

born 1880
Militant suffragette
Sitter in 3 portraits
Agnes Garrett

Agnes Garrett

1845-1935
Interior designer and suffragist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Clara Elizabeth Giveen

Clara Elizabeth Giveen

born 1887
Militant suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Eva Selina Gore-Booth

Eva Selina Gore-Booth

1870-1926
Suffragist and poet
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sarah Grand (Frances Elizabeth Bellenden McFall, née Clarke)

Sarah Grand (Frances Elizabeth Bellenden McFall, née Clarke)

1854-1943
Novelist and women's rights campaigner
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Florence Eliza Haig

1855-1952
Painter and suffragette
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Cicely Mary Hamilton (née Hammill)

Cicely Mary Hamilton (née Hammill)

1872-1952
Writer and suffragette
Sitter in 3 portraits
Beatrice Harraden

Beatrice Harraden

1864-1936
Novelist and suffragette
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bessie Hatton

Bessie Hatton

active 1886-1899
Actress; novelist; journalist and suffrage campaigner; Founder of the Women Writers' Suffrage League
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Anne Elizabeth Helme

1874-1963
Suffragist, Justice of the Peace and first female Mayor of Lancaster
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lilian Hicks

Lilian Hicks

1853-1924
Suffragette
Sitter in 1 portrait
Winifred Raven Holiday

Winifred Raven Holiday

1866-1949
Violinist and suffragette
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jessie Holliday

Jessie Holliday

1884-1915
Artist and suffragette; wife of Edmund T. Dana; daughter of Henry Holliday
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 5 portraits
Marion Holmes (née Milner)

Marion Holmes (née Milner)

1867-1943
Suffragette
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edith How-Martyn

Edith How-Martyn

1875-1954
Suffragist and advocate of birth control; wife of George Herbert Martyn; daughter of Edwin How
Sitter in 1 portrait