Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley


Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley (2018)



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Documentary which uses dramatised testimony to tell the story of a group of working-class women conducting a dangerous campaign for the vote and the attempts by the state to stop them. Lucy Worsley explores the actions of these women as their campaign becomes more and more dangerous, and she has access to an amazing range of artefacts, from hunger-striking medals to defused bombs and private letters.


Amy Gavin
as Annie Kenney
Joanne Thomson
as Mary Leigh
Kate Burdette
as Mary Richardson
Lucinda Davidson
as Lilian Lenton
Ayse Jamieson
as Flora Drummond
Tara Breathnach
as Emmeline Pankhurst
Mairi Philips
as Christabel Pankhurst
Alexandra Donnachie
as Sylvia Pankhurst
Edwin Flay
as Inspector Jarvis
Richard Shanks
as Inspector Wells
Tom Ashley
as Arthur Barrett
Giles Stoakley
as Prison Doctor
Seamus Casey
as Chief Inspector Patrick Quinn
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Critic Reviews for Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley

All Critics (5)

Normally such contrivance would have been wildly irritating, but the historian's respect for the subject was so clear one forgave the silliness.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

There is something so charmingly engaging about Lucy Worsley - who wasn't afraid to criticise the Suffragettes for their violence.

Jul 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Absent were the comfy stereotypes of feisty, flinty heroines chaining themselves stoically to gates, passively leafletting. Instead we saw the all-out violence - the bombs, the arson, the fear, the terrorism - deemed necessary

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley brilliantly treads the line between Reithian historical documentary and vividly textured narrative.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Worsley's context-setting was impeccable, immersing us in a Britain where women having the vote was truly radical.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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