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Broadcast-journalist Kirsty Wark and the National Trust mark 100 years of female suffrage in the UK, with a unique new podcast series.
In this five part series we lift the lid on our archives and uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned to help shape the world we live in today.

Women and Power National Trust

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 47 Ratings

Broadcast-journalist Kirsty Wark and the National Trust mark 100 years of female suffrage in the UK, with a unique new podcast series.
In this five part series we lift the lid on our archives and uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned to help shape the world we live in today.

    5: The Legacy

    5: The Legacy

    It’s 1918 and despite the first wave of women finally getting the vote, the fight for equality is far from over. In this final episode we learn how the suffrage movement continues post 1918.

    For more podcasts from the National Trust visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust

    • 14 min
    4: The War Years and the Vote

    4: The War Years and the Vote

    It’s 1914 and a generation of British men go to war. Kirsty Wark learns how women taking their place in the workforce, helps bring female suffrage to the top of the political agenda.

    For more podcasts from the National Trust visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust

    • 20 min
    3: Anti-Suffrage

    3: Anti-Suffrage

    It’s 1908 and not everyone’s in favour of female Suffrage. Kirsty Wark learns why some feel votes for women will threaten the fabric of society, and about the unlikely people who share these views. For more podcasts from the National Trust visit.

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust

    • 18 min
    2: The Rise of the Suffragettes

    2: The Rise of the Suffragettes

    It’s 1903 and the suffragist campaign is failing to make an impact. Kirsty Wark explores the story of three disheartened women who take matters into their own hands and change the nature of the sufferage movement in unimaginable ways. 

    For more podcasts from the National Trust visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust

    • 21 min
    1: The Beginnings

    1: The Beginnings

    Kirsty Wark learns more about the fight for universal suffrage and the roles played by some women, who lived and worked at places now looked after by the National Trust. In this first episode, she tells the story of suffragist Alice, granddaughter to the owners of Quarry Bank Mill, and delves into some handwritten letters and speeches from liberal suffragist Laura McLaren, who lived at Bodnant Garden in Wales.
    For more podcasts from the National Trust: Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust

    • 19 min
    Introducing Women and Power

    Introducing Women and Power

    Join broadcast-journalist Kirsty Wark and the National Trust as they mark 100 years of female suffrage in the UK, with a unique new podcast series. In this five part series we lift the lid on our archives, to uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned, to help shape the world we live in today.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

h-m-rlistens ,

Amazing

This podcast teaches and educates those of us who under estimate how impossible it was to give us the justice today. And further teaches us who think we knew but only had heard part of the story.

Artsy_A ,

Exclellent!

Very interesting and informative.

JessMccWebb ,

Awesome

An amazing podcast that talks about suffrage through time via National Trust people and locations. Such a clever way to talk about women’s right. An awesome listen!

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