Our women's suffrage podcast series presented by Kirsty Wark
Download and listen to our new Women and Power podcast series exploring the stories behind key characters in the suffrage debate. In this five-part series we lift the lid on our archives to uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned to help shape the world we live in today.
Presented by journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark, the podcast series visits some of our places most closely associated with figures in the suffrage movement. The campaign led to some British women being granted the right to vote, a right they had previously been denied.
From the beginnings of working class unrest in mid-18th century Manchester through to the modern day impact of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, these five episodes unveil the history behind the movement. They tell the largely untold stories of campaigners, for and against suffrage, and the tales of determination and sacrifice which often accompanied them.
Join us as we mark 100 years since some women gained the right to vote, with our Women and Power programme of exhibitions, talks and events.
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