The Suffragette Bombers

Britain's Forgotten Terrorists

Simon Webb

 
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages of b/w plates
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526796677
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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In the years leading up to the First World War, the United Kingdom was subjected to a ferocious campaign of bombing and arson. Those conducting this terrorist offensive were members of the Women's Social and Political Union; better known as the suffragettes.

The targets for their attacks ranged from St Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England in London to theaters and churches in Ireland. The violence, which included several attempted assassinations, culminated in June 1914 with an explosion in Westminster Abbey.

Simon Webb explores the way in which the suffragette bombers have been airbrushed from history, leaving us with a distorted view of the struggle for female suffrage. Not only were the suffragettes far more aggressive than is generally known, but there exists the very real and surprising possibility that their militant activities actually delayed, rather than hastened, the granting of the parliamentary vote to British women.

About The Author
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Simon Webb is the author of a number of non-fiction books, ranging from academic works on education to popular history. He works as a consultant on the subject of capital punishment to television companies and filmmakers and also writes for various magazines and newspapers; including the Times Educational Supplement, Daily Telegraph and the Guardian.

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