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 →

Elizabeth Crooks, Herstory

Written By Lynne Dixon, June 2018 Will Crooks, the popular Labour MP for Woolwich in the early 1900s, notably has a high profile in history, but finding out about the wife of a well known man like Crooks presents difficulties. Why? Wives manage to be hidden behind their husbands, not only in public life but also... Continue Reading →

Woolwich’s Suffrage Story

Written by Amy Calvert Woolwich has more than earned its place on the suffrage map. The London district has a rich, interesting and entertaining history (in some instances!) when it comes to suffrage within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Woolwich's involvement in issues surrounding female enfranchisement was regularly documented in the London Newspapers. Woolwich non-believer... Continue Reading →

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