1914: A Stone’s Throw


Rocks thrown through the windows of Buckingham Palace by protesting Suffragettes in 1914:

“If a constitutional deputation is refused, we must present a stone message.”

“Constitutional methods being ignored drive us to window smashing.”

In the United Kingdom, women over the age of 30 gained the right to vote in 1918. In 1928, the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act extended the vote to women over 21 on equal terms with men.



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