This free course, The history of female protest and suffrage in the UK, has been designed to help you to develop your knowledge of the history of the suffrage movement and of some of the key individuals and events that contributed to women gaining the vote in the early twentieth century. History often focuses on a relatively small number of influential individuals; you may well have heard of Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst prior to starting this course. Many other figures play their part in processes of historical change, though, and here you have been introduced to other prominent suffragists and suffragettes, including Ada Nield Chew, Lilian Lenton and May Billinghurst.
You have also been introduced to specific skills related to the study of history, especially how to make use of different kinds of historical sources, drawing on a wide range of media. Your study of this topic has also helped you to practice skills of interpretation, explanation and analysis.
We hope that you have enjoyed this course and gained a greater understanding of historical processes in general, and the history of women’s suffrage in particular.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.