Rebel With a Cause

The Life and Times of Sarah Benett, 1850–1924, Social Reformer and Suffragette

Iain Gordon

One hundred years on, it is hard to imagine the violent disruption caused by the suffragette movement. After a century of peaceful protest had brought no progress a small group of determined women took matters into their own hands and turned to direct action. By virtue of their actions the cry ‘Votes for Women' was heard throughout the country.
Date Published :
December 2018
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Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
247 black and white illustrations
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ISBN : 9781526741707
Pages : 288
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Overview
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One hundred years on, it is hard to imagine the violent disruption caused by the suffragette movement. After a century of peaceful protest had brought no progress a small group of determined women took matters into their own hands and turned to direct action. By virtue of their actions the cry ‘Votes for Women’ was heard throughout the country.

One of these unlikely ‘vandals’ was a mature middle-class spinster called Sarah Bennet. After leaving home on the death of her parents, she spent a decade attempting to improve deprived workers’ conditions in the Staffordshire potteries. Realising that nothing could be achieved until women obtained the vote and could compete with men on equal terms, she moved to London aged 55. Disowned by her family she joined Mrs Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political union and became an active suffragette. Ahead of her lay verbal and physical abuse, public contempt, imprisonment and hunger strikes.

Rebel with a Cause is her extraordinary story told largely in her own words.

About The Author
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Iain Gordon founded and ran for 30 years a specialist publishing house producing periodicals for Army garrisons and establishments in conjunction with being Managing Director of an established Scottish weekly newspaper. He regularly writes articles on military history and speaks at academic symposia in the United Kingdom and overseas.Since his retirement he has written seven books, five of which have been published by Pen & Sword: Admiral of the Blue, the biography of a Georgian Navy admiral, was shortlisted for the Mountbatten Maritime Prize in 2006 and Bloodline, a study of the origins and development of the regular formations of the British Army, has become the standard reference work in its field. The Night Hunter’s Prey was published in 2016.

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