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Kitty Marion: Activist, arsonist, suffragette

July 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Kitty Marion was sent across the country by the Pankhurst family, to carry out a nationwide campaign of bombings and arson attacks, as women fought for the vote using any means necessary. But in the aftermath of the war, the dangerous and revolutionary actions of Kitty and other militant suffragettes were quickly hushed up and disowned by the previously proud movement, and the women who carried out these attacks were erased from our history. Why was the life of this incredible woman, and the violence of the suffragettes, covered up by the movement?

Join us to hear historian Dr Fern Riddell tell the story of radical suffragette, Kitty Marion. Following the incredible discovery of a forgotten autobiography, Dr Riddell uses Kitty’s own words to tell the story of her sensational life and explosive actions, and how the First World War led to her history being covered up by the movement. There will be a book signing following the talk.

£7.50, book ahead


July 12, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
020 8876 3444