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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.

This is the centenary season of Josephine Butler, the social reformer who died on December 30th, 1906. She is best known for leading a successful...

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.

Susie Steinbach, Women in England 1760-1914: a social history (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2004) Joanna Martin, Wives and Daughters: Women...

June Purvis explores the career of Emmeline Pankhurst.