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Rugby's Part in the Fight for Women's Suffrage
As part of a volunteer research project for Warwickshire County Record Office, I’ve been looking through back copies of the Rugby Advertiser to look for items, 100 years since women achieved the ...
Agnes Lake: Suffragette in Warwick Prison: Part Two
(Continued from part one) Prison life On the night of Tuesday 1st July, Agnes Lake was re-arrested and was once again taken to Warwick Prison. She was forbidden to write to her ...
Rugby’s ‘Ban on Gays’ in 1984
In Rugby on Saturday 10th November 1984, Chris Smith stepped up to speak at a protest meeting and made history: My name is Chris Smith. I’m the Labour MP for Islington South and ...
Agnes Lake: Suffragette in Warwick Prison: Part One
In October 1913, a ‘militant’ hunger-striking suffragette on release from Warwick Prison under the so-called ‘cat and mouse’ act was taken out from her temporary abode in a Leamington Nursing ...
Militant Suffragettes in Warwickshire: 'Peace is won by War'
The fight for votes for women involved militants who were prepared to break the law – often called ‘suffragettes’ – in contrast to the law-abiding suffragists. Most suffragettes belonged to ...
Cicely Lucas: Suffrage, Marriage, a Return to Westwood Heath
Cicely Lucas was, by this time, a fierce and outspoken suffragette, taking part in marches and attending meetings. As she ‘possessed the schoolmistress’s voice, a carrying rather than a shouting ...
Cicely Lucas: Early Life and an Interest in Women's Suffrage
Cicely (pronounced Size-ly) Lucas’s story is the fascinating record of a woman who overcame a troubled childhood, stood up for women’s rights, and achieved her ambition to become a teacher ...
Cicely Lucas: Later Life in Claverdon
Cicely was now safe with her brother, but all her money was in France and she couldn’t access it. The answer was to find teaching work again and soon Cicely ...
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