Exclusive pics of 1911 shoot: Suffragettes

photograph by Robin Mitchell

In 1911 the Suffragette movement is gaining momentum.  The moderates, advocating persuasion, are getting nowhere and direct, sometimes violent action is increasing.  In November 1911 the suffragettes storm parliament and, armed with hammers and bricks, break windows in government buildings, gentleman’s clubs and newspaper offices. One suffragette, Maggie (Hannah Donaldson), is caught in the midst. 

Commissioned by BBC Learning