Review: Votes for Women by Jenni Murray

Votes for WomenTitle: Votes for Women! The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage (from the pages of A History of Britain in 21 Women)

Author: Jenni Murray

Pages: 84 Pages

Publisher: One World Publications

The Blurb

Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Constance Markievicz, Nancy Astor

They terrorised the establishment.

They fought for the vote.

They pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world.

For the hundredth anniversary of the historic moment the franchise was finally extended to women, here is a selection of suffragette and suffragist activists and pioneering MPs from the pages of Jenni Murray’s bestselling A History of Britain in 21 Women. Set against the backdrop of a world where equality is still to be achieved, it is a vital reminder of the great women who fought for change.

The Review

Once again, I am getting my feminist on.

I love reading books about strong women. Women who have helped change the course of history. In some of the books that I have read about this topic I have felt myself bogged down by a lot of information, almost like the author is trying to give everything to convince you.

Jenni Murray doesn’t do that. She knows the validity of the women she has chosen to write about and she knows the part they have played and the impact on the change of the world. She gives you enough interesting information to keep intrigued and maybe make you want to find out more. She never gives you so much that you feel bored.

The women that she has chosen to write about, some better known than others have all had a massive impact on the way we live our lives today. It was a pleasure to read about them.

Votes for Women! The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage (from the pages of A History of Britain in 21 Women) by Jenni Murray is available now.

For more information regarding Jenni Murray (@whjm) please visit www.bbc.co.uk/womanshour.

4 Stars

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