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June Purvis

Christabel (left) and Emmeline Pankhurst in 1903. The campaign in Victorian and Edwardian Britain for the parliamentary vote for women was long and...

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

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.