In 1907 suffragette Annie Kenney brought the militants’ fight for women’s right to vote to Bristol. For the next few years the city rang with the cry “Votes for Women!”. From colourful demonstrations on the Downs and stone-throwing in the Centre, to riot on Queen’s Road and arson in the suburbs, the book tells the fascinating story of Bristol’s suffragette years. Also includes a map and short walk in the Bristol of the suffragettes.

The Bristol Suffragettes picked was a “fabulous feminist read” by the Bristol Magazine in February 2018. Find out about the books selected by Bristol Magazine here – opens as PDF document.


The Road to Representation: Essays on the Women’s Suffrage Campaign

A companion to The Bristol Suffragettes, these short essays span the early days of the women’s suffrage campaign up to the First World War. Suffragettes and suffragists collide with students, vivisectionists, politicians, under-graduates, medical experts, magistrates, soldiers returning home from the war, and other supporters and opponents of the cause. This collection brings together many articles written since the publication of The Bristol Suffragettes in 2013. The essays have all been revised and updated, and the collection includes previously unpublished material. Available on Amazon UK in Kindle or paperback. Also available at Amazon.com


Spotlight on…Mr and Mrs F W Rogers of Bristol

The aim of Spotlight On is to remember some of the people and places associated with the suffrage campaign, particularly in Bristol and the South West. The articles are published on my blog, Francesca Scriblerus.

The Spotlight On archive is available for download here on the website (see below).

In the latest Spotlight On I look at the contribution of a family of suffrage supporters who are not very well known – the Rogers family of Clifton.  Read Spotlight On…Mr and Mrs F W Rogers of Bristol here.

Download the Spotlight On Archive (opens as a PDF document)


Suffrage Research

Find out more about researching the suffragettes in Research.


Suffrage Stories

If you have a suffrage story you’d like to tell, please get in touch and if it’s suitable I will feature it on this website. This could include information about militants or non-militants, and even antis! See some other Suffrage Stories here. If you’d like to share your suffrage story, you can email me here.