Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst: Making of a Militant, review: a whistle-stop look at the enigmatic suffragette

Of the many thousands of British women who fought for the right to vote at the turn of the 20th century, perhaps the most famous is Emmeline Pankhurst. As one of the leading members of the suffragettes (an initially derogatory term, reclaimed by Pankhurst’s “army of women”, to describe the more …

Television (UK)

From the city of Pankhurst with love: the heartfelt handwritten message inspiring Manchester

When Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, many took to the streets in protest. Hundreds of thousands of women marched in 161 cities across …

Manchester

Monday’s best TV: Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant; Versailles

Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant<p><b>7.30pm, BBC Four</b><br>There’s a real punch-the-air moment in this excellent biography of Emmeline Pankhurst: when she’s a child, her activist father sighs that it’s a pity his brilliantly precocious, already rebellious daughter “wasn’t born a lad”. “I don’t …

Love Island

What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Monday 18th June

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 18th June<p>Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a …

Television (UK)

Griffith makes Australian top 10 on research publication rankings

Griffith University is in the top ten of Australian institutions according to a new performance measure ranking universities on a range of published …

Top 10

Suffragette's 'inspirational' life story revealed as belongings go on display

The great-grandson of a suffragette locked up three times in Holloway Prison has told of his relative's “inspirational” life ahead of her belongings …

Winston Churchill

Sally Lindsay: Emmeline Pankhurst was a loving mum and wife before suffragette

I had heard of Emmeline Pankhurst of course; growing up in Manchester, the original Suffragette city, the Pankhursts were part of our history. But, until we started making <i>Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant</i> for BBC 4, I was embarrassingly lacking in any knowledge about her as a person. I …

Women's News

100 Women: Unseen letters reveal secret life of Emmeline Pankhurst

Recently discovered letters shed new light on the life of the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, who died 90 years ago this week.<p>Away from the campaign to get women the right to vote in the UK, Pankhurst was raising money to help "war babies".<p>After her mother died, Alison Kelly was going through her …

Emmeline Pankhurst

This new BBC documentary about Emmeline Pankhurst is a must-watch

Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant will explore the woman behind the myth.<p>Militant suffragettes, led by Pankhurst and her daughters …

Civil Rights

The Suffragettes and the Road to Equality on Google Arts & Culture

Feminism

Emmeline Pankhurst's heroic legacy that paved the way for women's rights remembered 90 years after her death

AS the coffin was carried through London streets watched by a sombre crowd, observers ­likened it to the funeral of a ­general mourned by his …

Feminism

Thousands march through Cardiff to celebrate centenary of suffrage in the UK

Thousands of women have made their way through the streets of Cardiff today to celebrate 100 years of suffrage in the UK.<p>Women from all ages and from …

News (Wales)

“We owe Emmeline Pankhurst so much” – Fiona Bruce and Antiques Roadshow celebrate 100 years since women got the vote

As Antiques Roadshow celebrates female pioneers, presenter Fiona Bruce reveals the women who have inspired her<p><i>As Fiona Bruce heads to Parliament for</i> …

Celebrity (UK)

This Map Shows 42 Sites of British Suffragette Protest and Sabotage

They’ve all been officially recognized on the English National Heritage List.<p>The Grade II National Heritage building on Hampstead High Street, in …

Culture

Who Do You Think You Are? review – when our girl Michelle Keegan movingly discovered her suffragette lineage

It’s wonderful how resonantly a small act of defiance can echo down a century or more. In Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One) the former Coronation Street actress and Our Girl star Michelle Keegan discovered her great grandmother Norah’s birth in 1904 had been registered by no less illustrious a …

Television (UK)

Michelle Keegan discovers connection with famous historical figure on Who Do You Think You Are?

The Our Girl star made an exciting discovery<p>Michelle Keegan took a break from playing a war hero in BBC One's Our Girl to discover her family's …

Remembrance Day

Suffragette actions were not terrorism

• In her excellent review of BBC One’s Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley (G2, 5 June), Julia Raeside avoids the most problematic aspect of the film: calling the more extreme violence that some of the women engaged in “terrorism”. Terrorism was not defined but associated with bombing and attacks on …

UK Politics

Is Michelle Keegan related to suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, who are her parents and husband and does she have siblings?

MICHELLE Keegan will discover a surprise connection to suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in tonight's Who Do You Think You Are?<p>But what else do we know …

Siblings

Buy cinema tickets for Shoulder to Shoulder + Q&A | BFI Southbank

Shoulder to Shoulder<p>+ Q&A with actors Dame Siân Phillips, Angela Down and Patricia Quinn and directors Moira Armstrong and Waris Hussein<p>A unique …

Film (UK)

Where to see Emmeline Pankhurst’s Manchester for yourself

<i>The new BBC documentary Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant reveals the incredible story of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. The guide</i> …

Travel (UK)

Soldier 'told to keep body armour on before fatal shooting'

A soldier was told to keep his helmet and body armour on as there was a risk of being hit by a ricochet bullet during a training exercise in which …

Pembrokeshire

New BBC documentary on Emmeline Pankhurst premieres

A major new documentary exploring the life of one of Manchester’s greatest icons, Emmeline Pankhurst, airs on BBC on Friday June 8.<p>Former Coronation …

Manchester

Soldier tells of bullets whizzing past his head before fatal shooting

A SOLDIER has described hearing the crack of gunfire and a round whizzing past his head moments before another soldier was shot dead during a …

Pembrokeshire

Historic England spotlights significance of suffragette sites

The grave of Emmeline Pankhurst and other sites associated with the suffragette movement are to have their listed status increased or are being re-listed with a more detailed explanation of their importance in the history of the campaign for votes for women.<p>The campaign leader Emmeline Pankhurst …

Homemade

'F**k that was close' - witness on bullets flying overhead at army range where Irish soldier died

A SOLDIER has described hearing the crack of gunfire and a round whizzing past his head moments before another soldier was shot dead during a …

Military

What time is Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley on BBC One, who were the WSPU and what's the documentary about?

THE BBC is marking a 100 years since some women were allowed to vote with a hard-hitting documentary detailing the violent history of the suffrage …

Celebrity (UK)

Michelle Keegan floored as extraordinary evidence reveals her great-great grandmother was a Suffragette

Michelle Keegan has been floored by news that one of her relatives was a Suffragette.<p>The former Coronation Street actress discovered that her …

Celebrity (UK)

Soldier describes moments before fatal training exercise shooting of Cork man

A soldier has described hearing the crack of gunfire and a round whizzing past his head moments before another soldier was shot dead during a …

Crime

What was the Women's Social Political Union, how was Emmeline Pankhurst involved and who else was a member of WSPU?

THE Women's Social Political Union was the revolutionary group which fought for women's right to vote.<br>Here we look at its founder, the fearless …

Feminism

Michelle Keegan discovers incredible link to Emmeline Pankhurst in Who Do You Think You Are?

<p><b>Michelle Keegan</b> has made an incredible discovery after starring in <i>Who Do You Think You Are?</i> While filming the BBC show, the actress found out that …

Celebrity (UK)