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Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist MovementThe Biography of an Insurgent Woman$
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Maureen Wright

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719081095

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719081095.001.0001

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‘At eventide there will be light’: June 1906–March 19181

‘At eventide there will be light’: June 1906–March 19181

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(p.204) 8 ‘At eventide there will be light’: June 1906–March 19181
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Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement
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Maureen Wright

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081095.003.0009

Though Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy privately lamented the loss of her husband, she seldom reflected on their lives together in her correspondence after 1906. As always, she resolutely overcame distress and looked to the future. Elizabeth journeyed to Manchester for two days of energetic campaigning and discussion regarding the planned ‘women's month’ in London, where both the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) and the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) had organised mass public demonstrations. She had wholeheartedly praised Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst's determination to take direct, disruptive action in seeking the adoption of a government women's suffrage bill, but the escalation of the methods of militancy used during 1908–12 brought her increasing unease. The Equal Franchise Act gave women the vote on the same terms as men.

Keywords:   Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy, Manchester, Emmeline Pankhurst, Equal Franchise Act, National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, Women's Social and Political Union, militancy

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