On this day in 1914 suffragette Mary Richardson entered the National Gallery and slashed a famous painting by Velázquez known as ‘Rokeby Venus’, as a part of a nationwide campaign aimed at highlighting the Suffragette cause. Read the full post
In 1888 the Bryant and May match factory in Bow, was the site of a remarkable story of struggle, strife and success, when the women who worked at the factory went on strike. Read the full post
As curator of the museum’s wonderful Suffragette collection I often welcome ‘important’ visitors to the archive, captivated by the story of the women who endured imprisonment, hunger-strike and even force-feeding in their battle to win the vote. Read the full post
Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow and Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills
As the first female MP for Walthamstow and a regular campaigner for equality and women’s rights, Stella Creasy was amazed when she was handed a photograph from the Museum of London’s collection, showing what appeared to be a procession of suffragettes marching down Cedar’s Avenue in E17.
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