The story of the struggle for women's suffrage is not just that of the Pankhursts and Emily Davison. Thousands of others were involved in peaceful protest - and sometimes more militant activity - and they includes women from all walks of life. This book presents the lives of forty-eight less well-known women who tirelessly campaigned for the vote, from all parts of Great Britain and Ireland and from all walks of life. They were the hidden heroines who paved the way for women to gain greater equality in Britain.
Maggie Andrews is a Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester, who has researched and published widely on women's history, focussing on twentieth-century Britain. She is an active member of the Women's History Network at a local and national level, a National Teaching Fellow and a Co-I with the Voices of War and Peace World War Engagement Centre. Janis Lomas completed her PhD on war widows at the University of Staffordshire, after which she worked as a lecturer in women's history at the University of Birmingham. She was a founding member of WHN, has served on the Executive Committee and founded Women's History Network - Midlands Region over twenty years ago.