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Suffragettes and Suffragists


96 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.

Verity Oates

Verity Oates

Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Miriam Pratt

Miriam Pratt

born 1890?
Militant suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ellie Rendel

Ellie Rendel

1885-1942
Physician; National Union of Women's Suffrage Society staff member
Sitter in 4 portraits
Margaret Haig Mackworth (née Thomas), 2nd Viscountess Rhondda

Margaret Haig Mackworth (née Thomas), 2nd Viscountess Rhondda

1883-1958
Feminist and magazine proprietor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Mary Raleigh Richardson

Mary Raleigh Richardson

1889-1961
Militant suffragette
Sitter in 5 portraits
Elizabeth Robins

Elizabeth Robins

1862-1952
Actress, playwright, novelist and suffragist; wife of George Richmond Parkes
Sitter in 2 portraits
(Agnes) Maude Royden

(Agnes) Maude Royden

1876-1956
Suffragist and preacher
Sitter in 20 portraits
Mary Sargant-Florence

Mary Sargant-Florence

1857-1954
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Margaret Scott (Margaret Gertrude Schencke)

Margaret Scott (Margaret Gertrude Schencke)

1888-1983
Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lella Secor Florence (née Lella Faye Secor)

Lella Secor Florence (née Lella Faye Secor)

1887-1966
Journalist, author and birth control pioneer; Wife of Philip Sargant Florence
Sitter in 4 portraits
Beatrix Maud (née Cecil), Countess of Selborne

Beatrix Maud (née Cecil), Countess of Selborne

1858-1950
Suffragist; wife of 2nd Earl of Selborne; daughter of 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw

1847-1919
Women's rights activist, physician, minister and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jane Short

Jane Short

born 1882
Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Frances Elizabeth Willard

Frances Elizabeth Willard

1839-1898
Social activist and suffragist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Helen Mary Wilson

Helen Mary Wilson

1864-1951
Physician and social campaigner
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mary Wyan (Mary Ellen Taylor)

Mary Wyan (Mary Ellen Taylor)

1864-1914
Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits