I recently posted about an article I wrote for Aquila magazine on the Votes for Women campaign. I mentioned that the research had been something of an eye-opener – I was surprised how violent the suffragette activity often was and how it could justifiably be described as terrorism at its worst. This was balanced by my discovery that there was a quite separate movement which categorically eschewed violence.
I expressed my disappointment that this side of the campaign seemed to receive very little attention – but I’m pleased to report that things have now changed somewhat. I was delighted to read that the latest statue to be unveiled in London commemorates suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett. It is in Parliament Square, appropriately enough not far from that of Mahatma Gandhi. The two of them would have got on very well!