June Purvis

Christabel (left) and Emmeline Pankhurst in 1903.

The Women’s Social and Political Union played a crucial role in the campaign to gain the vote for women. 

Winning the vote meant millions of women needed a party to represent them in Parliament. Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst founded one, with limited success.

'Shoulder to Shoulder': Siân Phillips plays Emmeline Pankhurst in the BBC drama

A BBC drama from 1974 highlights the tensions in writing feminist history.

Historian June Purvis gives her very personal reflections on attending the ceremonies on HMS Victory on Trafalgar Day 2005.

June Purvis looks back at thirty years of women’s history in Britain.

June Purvis explores the career of Emmeline Pankhurst.