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Simon Webb explores the way in which the suffragette bombers have been airbrushed from history, leaving us with a distorted view of the struggle for female suffrage.

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In the years leading up to the First World War, the United Kingdom was subjected to a ferocious campaign of bombing and arson. Those conducting this terrorist offensive were members of the Women's Social and Political Union; better known as the suffragettes.The targets for their attacks ranged from St Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England in London to theaters and churches in Ireland. The violence, which included several attempted assassinations, culminated in June 1914 with an explosion in Westminster Abbey.Simon Webb explores the way in which the suffragette bombers have been airbrushed from history, leaving us with a distorted view of the struggle for female suffrage. Not only were the suffragettes far more aggressive than is generally known, but there exists the very real and surprising possibility that their militant activities actually delayed, rather than hastened, the granting of the parliamentary vote to British women.
2021-03-30 By Simon Webb

Britain's Forgotten Terrorists Simon Webb. the commission of the very act which we wish to prevent. Moreover, the removal of the pickets would be looked on by them as an act of violence and injustice, and would make them furious and ...

Author: Simon Webb

Publisher: Pen and Sword

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In the years leading up to the First World War, the United Kingdom was subjected to a ferocious campaign of bombing and arson. Those conducting this terrorist offensive were members of the Women's Social and Political Union; better known as the suffragettes. ??The targets for their attacks ranged from St Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England in London to theatres and churches in Ireland. The violence, which included several attempted assassinations, culminated in June 1914 with an explosion in Westminster Abbey.??Simon Webb explores the way in which the suffragette bombers have been airbrushed from history, leaving us with a distorted view of the struggle for female suffrage. Not only were the suffragettes far more aggressive than is generally known, but there exists the very real and surprising possibility that their militant activities actually delayed, rather than hastened, the granting of the parliamentary vote to British women.
2014-07-02 By Simon Webb

'Suffragette: A Reply to Its Critics'. History Matters, 11 November ... 'Did Militancy Help or Hinder the Granting of Women's Suffrage in Britain?' Women's History Review 28, ... The Suffragette Bombers: Britain's Forgotten Terrorists.

Author: Christopher Wiley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000404326

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This collection of essays explores the myriad ways in which the women’s suffrage movement in Britain in the nineteenth century and twentieth century engaged with and was expressed through literature, art and craft, music, drama and cinema. Uniquely, this anthology places developments in the constituent arts side by side, and in dialogue, rather than focusing on a single field in isolation. In so doing, it illustrates how creative endeavours in different artforms converged in support of women’s suffrage. Topics encompassed range from the artistic output of such household names as Sylvia Pankhurst and Ethel Smyth, to the recent feature film Suffragette. It also brings to light under-represented figures and neglected works related to the suffrage movement. A wide variety of material is explored, from poems, diaries and newspapers to posters, dress and artefacts to songs, opera, plays and film. Published in the wake of the centenary of many women receiving the parliamentary vote in the UK, this book will appeal to scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the public interested in the broad areas of women’s history and the women’s suffrage movement, as well as across the arts disciplines.
2021-07-14 By Christopher Wiley

Vallance, Edward, A Radical History of Britain, Little, Brown, 2009. Webb, Simon, British Concentration Camps: A Brief History from 1900- 1975, Pen & Sword Books, 2016. Webb, Simon, Suffragette Bombers: Britain's Forgotten Terrorists, ...

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Publisher: Pen and Sword History

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Emmeline Pankhurst is seen today as a valiant champion of democracy, but in the 1930s certain prominent former suffragettes were comparing her to Hitler and Mussolini. It was suggested that Mrs Pankhurst and her Women’s Social and Political Union could be viewed as a proto-fascist movement; an idea likely to strike the modern reader as grotesque. Yet the WSPU certainly had much in common with the fascist parties that emerged after the end of the First World War. The group was financed by wealthy and aristocratic backers, and terrorism, in the form of bombing and arson, was widely used against working-class men and women. This, together with the rampant anti-Semitism and ambivalent attitude to democracy, all indicate that there was more to the suffragettes than we now realize. Few people today, for example, know that Emmeline Pankhurst was an advocate of ethnic cleansing and the use of concentration camps, nor that her daughter was imprisoned during the Second World War for pro-Nazi activities. This helps to explain how former suffragettes came to hold such important positions in the British Union of Fascists in the years before the Second World War. After all, the ideology and structure of Oswald Mosley’s fascist party was so eerily similar to that of Emmeline Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union. In this book, Simon Webb explores the real world of the suffragettes and the woman they idolized as 'the Leader', discovering that the movement indeed foreshadowed the rise of fascism during the 1930s.
2020-06-30 By Simon Webb

Contemporary Research on Terrorism ( Aberdeen , 1987 ) Townshend , C. , The Republic : The Fight for Irish Independence ... S. , The Suffragette Bombers : Britain's Forgotten Terrorists ( Barnsley , 2014 ) Weber , E. , Action Française ...

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A bewildering feature of so much contemporary political violence is its stunning impersonality, with every city centre a potential shooting gallery; every metro system a potential bomb alley. Killing Strangers explores how acts of political violence have changed over time, becoming 'unchained' from inter-personal relationships.
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Crime in Twentieth-Century Britain David Nash, Anne-Marie Kilday. 6 7 8 Porter (1987) The Origins of the Vigilant State, p. ... S. Webb (2014) The Suffragette Bombers: Britain's Forgotten Terrorists 13 (Barnsley: Pen and Sword Books).

Author: David Nash

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350307827

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This introductory book offers a coherent history of twentieth century crime and the law in Britain, with chapters on topics ranging from homicide to racial hate crime, from incest to anarchism, from gangs to the death penalty. Pulling together a wide range of literature, David Nash and Anne-Marie Kilday reveal the evolution of attitudes towards criminality and the law over the course of the twentieth century. Highlighting important periods of change and development that have shaped the overall history of crime in Britain, the authors provide in-depth analysis and explanation of each theme. This is an ideal companion for undergraduate students taking courses on Crime in Britain, as well as a fascinating resource for scholars.
2018-04-25 By David Nash

Britain's Year of Revolution Simon Webb ... Pugh, Martin, We Danced All Night; A Social History of Britain Between the Wars, Vintage, 2009. ... Webb, Simon, The Suffragette Bombers; Britain's Forgotten Terrorists, Pen & Sword, 2014.

Author: Simon Webb

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781473862883

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The little-known true story of rioting and rebellion among British veterans and workers after the end of World War I. On the August Bank Holiday of 1919, the government in London dispatched warships to the northern city of Liverpool in an overwhelming show of force. Thousands of troops, backed by tanks, had been trying without success to suppress disorder on the streets. Earlier that year in London, a thousand soldiers had marched on Downing Street before being disarmed by a battalion of the Grenadier Guards loyal to the government. In Luton that summer, the town hall was burned down by rioters before the army was brought in to restore order, and in Glasgow, artillery and tanks were positioned in the center of the city to deter what the secretary of state for Scotland described as a Bolshevik uprising. Industrial unrest and mutiny in the armed forces combined to produce the fear that Britain was facing, the same kind of situation which had led to the Russian Revolution two years earlier. Drawing chiefly upon contemporary sources, this book describes the sequence of events which looked as though they might be the precursor to a revolution along the lines of those sweeping across Europe at that time. To some observers, it seemed only a matter of time before Britain transformed itself from a constitutional monarchy into a Soviet Republic. “An extraordinary tale.” —Battlefield
2016-10-30 By Simon Webb

Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London Simon Webb ... The suffragette terrorist attacks have been almost completely forgotten today. ... That year saw a sustained IRA bombing campaign across the whole of Britain.

Author: Simon Webb

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752478296

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In the years since the 7/7 attacks on the London transport system, many people in Britain seem to have become convinced that we live in uniquely dangerous times and that the threat from terrorism has never been greater. In fact, terrorist attacks have been a feature of life in London for many years. The worst terrorist bombing in the capital before 7/7 took place in 1867, when twelve people were killed in an explosion in Clerkenwell. The first person to be killed by a bombing on the Tube died in 1897. From the deadly Fenian campaign against high-profile targets in the capital to the Anarchist bombing of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century London saw a constant succession of terrorist threats. This book details the emergence of modern terrorism, a phenomenon which has its roots in Victorian London.
2011-11-30 By Simon Webb

Britain was a notable exception. Here, the suffragette movement produced an organization which was inspired by the anarchist notion of 'Propaganda by the Deed' and insisted on the need to complement political action with violence to ...

Author: Daniela Pisoiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135974527

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This new textbook provides students with a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological introduction to terrorism studies. The book identifies the main theories proposed in the field of terrorism studies as they relate to several issues: why and how individuals and organizations get involved in terrorism; the definition and concept of terrorism; state terrorism; leaving terrorism behind; counter-terrorism; manifestations of terrorism in time and space. Terrorism studies is a highly heterogeneous field with a broad range of theories and disciplines, marked by ample debates. Beyond individual contributions and unique perspectives, however, it is difficult for students and interested readers to have a broader and structured grasp of the theoretical landscape within and behind the study of terrorism. This textbook offers a valuable new teaching tool which aims to provide students with the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological toolbox necessary to understand and research terrorism. This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism studies, political violence, and counter-terrorism, and is highly recommended for students of security studies, criminology, politics, and international relations.
2017-09-28 By Daniela Pisoiu

l limit this study to five prominent Western movements: abolition, women's suffrage, anti-abortion, environmental, ... pigs for research to close its doors, and reportedly could cost Britain billions of dollars in lost investment.

Author: Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp

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How acts of violence are rhetorically "managed" by social movements: In the Wake of Violence explores the immediate and longer term aftermath of violence committed by independent radicals involved in single-issue movements. Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp explores several specific incidents in recent history—the arson of a Vail ski resort by environmentalists, the murder of Dr. John Britton by an antiabortion activist, and the torching of a University of California research laboratory by animal rights activists among them—to discover how the perpetrators of the violence and the majority of reformers involved in their movements rhetorically framed the violent act for a potentially outraged public. In the Wake of Violence, claims Jorgensen-Earp, the perpetrators are often forthcoming with both explanations for and a defense of their actions, casting themselves as righteous actors or martyrs for a cause. However, ardent reformers within the same cause might look with genuine revulsion at the actions of their own radical wing. This study claims that the nonviolent majority in single-issue reform movements employs a predictable constellation of rhetorical strategies to manage the impact of radical fringe violence. The primary goal of this rhetoric is to avoid a backlash against the larger movement by a public alienated by violent acts. In examining specific rhetorical responses by the nonviolent majority in antiabortion, animal welfare, environmental reform, abolition, and women’s suffrage movements, Jorgensen-Earp considers a wide range of discourse types—from newspaper articles, interviews, and editorials to private letters; from editorial cartoons to the homemade signs of movement activists; and from speeches to modern Internet sites. She discovers that the image restoration techniques brought to bear for a reform cause are similar to those employed by a corporation accused of wrongdoing. Ultimately, she finds that the majority of proponents of the causes she examines believe that the violence can or will be condoned and that it must be rhetorically mitigated.
2008-06-01 By Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp

“Everywhere you look in Britain in the early seventies there's the background crackle of violence,” notes historian Andrew Marr.1 With industrial unrest bordering on class warfare, the Irish “troubles” and I.R.A. bombings spreading ...

Author: Iain Ellis

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841505657

Category: Humor

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Essays and critical profiles draw attention to those whose music and persona exude defiance--from the Beatles and the Kinks to the Smiths the Sex Pistols--to investigate the nature of rock humor and the ways these groups used it to attack prevailing social structures. Original.
2012 By Iain Ellis

Swiss women received the right to vote in federal elections only in 1971, but universal suffrage in local elections ... In 1997, Switzerland's reputation as a financial centre was tarnished when a bank guard lost his job for preventing ...

Author: Andrew Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134222155

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The economic, social and environmental systems of the world remain in turmoil. Recent years have seen possibly irrevocable change in the politics of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. This entirely revised and updated 11th edition describes the people, factions, and events that have shaped the modern world from the Second World War to the present day. International issues and conflicts are placed in their geographical contexts through the integration of over one hundred maps. The political context provided for current events will be invaluable to all those uncertain about the changing map of Europe and Africa, conflicts in the Middle East, and the appearances in the headlines and on our television screens by al-Qaeda, Chechnya, the Taliban, Mercosur, Somaliland, Kosovo, AIDS, OPEC, and Schengenland. Critical new issues are covered including the war on terrorism, nuclear proliferation, European Union expansion, and the pressing environmental concerns faced by many sovereign states. This edition provides guidance through all these recent changes (and many more). This book offers up-to-date coverage of all regions in great detail. It contains an objective and concise explanation of current events, combining maps with their geopolitical background. It provides a clear context for events in the news, covering the Middle East, Korea, China, the European Union, east Africa, and every other part of the world. Revised and in print since 1957, An Atlas of World Affairs continues to provide a valuable guide for the student, teacher, journalist and all those interested in current affairs and post-war political history.
2007-08-07 By Andrew Boyd

A History of Britain's Fight for a Republic Clive Bloom ... Forgotten also by modern readers is the Suffragette conspiracy to assassinate Lloyd George and his Cabinet as they played golf on Walton Heath. The plot, possibly engineered by ...

Author: Clive Bloom

Publisher: The History Press

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From regicides to revolutionaries; from fascists to anarchists; from Tom Paine to Tom Wintringham, this book is a history of noble ideals and crushing failures in which Clive Bloom takes us on a journey through British history, exploring our often rocky relationship with the ruling elite. Restless Revolutionaries reveals our surprising legacy of terrorism and revolution, reminding us that Britain has witnessed centuries of revolt. This is a history encompassing three bloody civil wars in Ireland, the bombing campaigns by the IRA, two Welsh uprisings, one Lowland Scottish civil war, uprisings in Derbyshire and Kent, five attempts to assassinate the entire cabinet and seize London, and numerous attempts to murder the royal family. Restless Revolutionaries provides a fascinating testament to the fact that from the 1790s to the present day over 23,000 British subjects have fought and died for the ideal of a fair republic.
2016-08-12 By Clive Bloom

The State of Freedom: A Social History of the British State since 1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ... Suffrage and the Pankhursts. ... The Dynamite Club: How a Bombing in Fin-de-Siècle Paris Ignited the Age of Modern Terror.

Author: Vlad Solomon

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Examines the formation of state surveillance and the emergence of institutionalized political policing in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
2021-03-31 By Vlad Solomon

fundamentalist crusade of Margaret Thatcher in Britain between 1979 and 1991 did not dismantle some of the key elements ... Inthe militant suffragist campaigns– frombombings ofmale politicians' country houses to vandalizations of famous ...

Author: Chris Brazier

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 9781780260358

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Most people's knowledge of world history is hazy and incomplete at best. This updated No-Nonsense Guide gives a full picture, revealing the hidden histories and communities left out of conventional history books—from the civilizations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America to the history of women. The new final chapter includes material on the financial crisis and the world response to climate change. Chris Brazier is co-editor at New Internationalist. His previous books include Vietnam: The Price of Peace. He is principal writer for UNICEF's The State of the World's Children report.
2011-08-16 By Chris Brazier

... George W. Bush employed in his “war on terror” (see TERRORISM). The UK's active support for the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 attracted much criticism from Britain's other major partners in NATO and the European Union.

Author: Nicholas Atkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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The Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789 is an authoritative and accessible reference guide to the major people, events, and issues that have shaped the development of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day. Features almost a thousand alphabetical entries on modern European history Offers extensive cross-references to enhance clarity and reveal historical links and connections, and a series of maps charting the evolution of modern European states Covers the whole of continental Europe, as well as relevant aspects of the British experience Written by a trio of distinguished historians of the period
2011-05-23 By Nicholas Atkin

Britain and America are busy building up an international coalition of Islamic states against fundamentalist terrorism , which embraces some of the vilest and most repressive regimes in the world , including Sudan and Saudi Arabia .

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

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