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The history of female protest and suffrage in the UK
This free course focuses on one example of democratic protest: the campaign to extend the vote to women in the UK. In the course you'll be introduced to two key figures in the campaign, Ada Nield Chew and May Billinghurst, and you'll look at the ways in which the Women's Social and Political Union, the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and the First World War shaped and affected the battle for the vote.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- know about and understand the suffrage movement
- utilise some of the skills involved in the study of history
- use and analyse different types of sources, both primary and secondary
- read and interpret information from a variety of media
- think about and process information through description, explanation and analysis.
First Published: 04/03/2021
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 The changing position of women in the home and workplace
- 2 Women’s suffrage: establishing a chronology
- 3 The life and work of Ada Nield Chew
- 4 The suffragette movement
- 5 Votes for women: militant action
- 6 The suffragettes: a personal history
- 7 Votes for women: the First World War and gaining the vote
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10 hours study
Level 1: Introductory
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