Blackheath’s vital suffrage role

Written By Amy Calvert There’s not many places in the UK that have been the location of so many significant historical events as Blackheath has. Wat Tyler’s peasants’ revolt in 1381 came to Blackheath before it’s defeat in the capital, Henry VII’s men squashed the 1497 Cornish rebellion there and fun-loving Charles II greeted his... Continue Reading →

A Role Model of a Blackheath Headteacher

Written By Lynne Dixon Imagine having a headteacher that leaves leaflets of a political nature around the school!  This seems to be what Miss Gadesden of Blackheath High did as she spread her views on women’s suffrage. Miss F. Gadesden - Florence Marie Armroid Gadsden (the original spelling of her name), born in Paris in... Continue Reading →

Suffrage Showcases: John Stuart Mill

Of course! Men, too played a huge role in fighting for gender equality and suffrage. We can't assume that every man in Britain was misogynistic and ignorant of women's struggles, because many were just as passionate about 'the cause' as Fawcett and the Pankhurst's. John Stuart Mill was a huge equality player that paved the... Continue Reading →

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