The Story of Women and Power DVD

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Historian Amanda Vickery explores British women's 300-years-long fight for equality, from the early years of the suffragette movement to the reign of Queen Victoria and the election of Margaret Thatcher. 3 episodes, 3 hrs, 1 DVD, SDH.Charming historian Amanda Vickery explores British women's 300-years-long fight for equality, including the right to vote. Spotlighting the largely forgotten heroines (and a few ... More
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Historian Amanda Vickery explores British women's 300-years-long fight for equality, from the early years of the suffragette movement to the reign of Queen Victoria and the election of Margaret Thatcher. 3 episodes, 3 hrs, 1 DVD, SDH.Charming historian Amanda Vickery explores British women's 300-years-long fight for equality, including the right to vote. Spotlighting the largely forgotten heroines (and a few heroes) who fought for the cause, she looks at the early years of the suffragette movement, the reign of Queen Victoria (who thought women's rights campaigners deserved a good whipping), the violent campaign of the Edwardian suffragette movement, and the election of Margaret Thatcher.

Vickery profiles key figures including Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of feminism; Hannah More, who found ways for women to enter public life; and suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. She visits the Houses of Parliament, Queen Victoria's holiday home, and a livestock market where men once sold their wives at auction. 3 episodes, 3 hrs, 1 DVD, SDH, viewer's guide.