Suffragette Events. The National Archives are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act on 6 February 1918. I wrote about the newly released Suffragette Records which will help you trace any ancestors who were involved in the protests that culminated in the Act. They would be such a great addition to any ones family tree, sadly none of my family members seem to be have been involved. Click here to read the article.
Here is a run down of Suffragette events and information.
This is the Government’s own website with a large number of resources. It looks really interesting and I shall be coming back for a good read. Click Here to access the website.
The Combination Dance Company performed, at Victoria Station, a dance inspired by 100 years of women’s suffrage and the records held at The National Archives. Victoria Railway Station was chosen as the venue as that is where the renowned suffragette, Emily Davison, took her now infamous journey to Epsom racecourse in June 1913.
The National Archives Suffragette Videos and Podcasts
TNA has produced and placed online four podcasts and four videos that I am sure will interest many people whether they are family historians or not. Even though I don’t have any suffragette ancestors I know that my ancestors would have been very aware of the movement and events such as Emily Davison’s death.
The National Archives Guide to Suffragette Records
One of the TNA guides which are always well worth downloading and reading. Click Here to access the Guide.
The National Archives Blog
If you don’t read The National Archives blog then you should ! The articles never disappoint and TNA have drawn together past blog posts concerning the suffragette movement. Click Here to access the blog articles.
Suffragette Events – Summary
I’m told that more events, publications etc. are planned for later in the year, it will be interesting to see what and where they are. I’ll keep MadAboutGenealogy readers up to date with all happenings.
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