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Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote | Jane Robinson
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FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4 'START THE WEEK'. Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London. 1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impassioned crusaders have their admirers; some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote. Meanwhile, hundreds of women are stepping out on to the streets of Britain. They are the suffragists: non-militant campaigners for the vote, on an astonishing six-week protest march they call the Great Pilgrimage. Rich and poor, young and old, they defy convention, risking jobs, family relationships and even their lives to persuade the country to listen to them. This is a story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change. By turns dangerous, exhausting and exhilarating, the Great Pilgrimage transformed the personal and political lives of women in Britain for ever. Jane Robinson has drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished accounts to tell the inside story of the march, against the colourful background of the entire suffrage campaign. Fresh and original, full of vivid detail and moments of high drama, Hearts and Minds is both funny and incredibly moving, important and wonderfully entertaining.
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This is an interesting account of a lesser-known event in the history of the women‘s suffrage campaign, the Great Pilgrimage. Over 6 wks in 1913, hundreds of women (anti-militancy) marched to London from all over the country to prove how many respectable, law-abiding women wanted the vote. They couldn‘t #LetItBe the way things were, and better #DontStopMeNow as they campaigned to be given the vote on equal terms as men. Not #WithoutMe !

Cathythoughts Very good. 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @Birdsong28 Thanks for the suggestions. 😘 I‘ve heard Rise Up Women! is a good read but it‘s such a chunkster! 😅 6mo
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charl08
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He threatened them with a collection for the church heating fund...

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charl08
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How to organise a protest for votes for women c1910

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charl08
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Campaigning for votes in 1913. Hurrah for the miners.

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