Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. A. Stanley Trickett
The Times, the mighty organ of the London press, took no notice of a disturbance created by two young women during Sir Edward Grey's speech at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on October 13, 1905. It should have; with their small banners inscribed with the same words they shouted, "Votes for women!" Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney with this action set a precedent to be followed fervently by vote-seeking women for the next nine years. The actions of these young women and their followers would be ridiculed by press and public from the time of initiation until the outbreak of the World War, but a strident note of rebellion against the existing order was sounded by this "outrageous" act in Manchester.
Fout, Mary Jane, "The Vote, The Vote, Nothing But The Vote!: A Survey of Public and Press Reaction to the Woman's Suffrage Movement In Great Britain, 1906-1914" (1964). Student Work. 2241.
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