June 12th, 2019

Edward Carson's Betrayal of Women? Unionist Attitudes To Female Suffrage 1912-1914

Wednesday 12 June, 2pm 

Linen Hall Library 

With Edward Carson opposed to women’s right to vote and the WPSU declaring war on Unionism in 1914, you might assume that the Unionist attitude during the Home Rule Crisis was homogeneously anti-suffrage.

However, historian Jason Burke poses that the relationship between Unionism and suffragists was, in fact, much more complicated than it first appears.

Beginning with the 1912 Conciliation Bill this talk explores the position of the Ulster Provisional Government, the ‘promise’ of votes for women, and the seeming U-turn in 1914. In light of the evidence, Burke ponders, “Was Edward Carson a fair target for suffragist anger?”

This event is FREE and all are welcome, though booking is ESSENTIAL.


Women In the Archives

Project Contacts

Jason Burke

Community Engagement Officer at Linen Hall Library

028 9032 1707

Laura Aguiar

Community Engagement Officer & Creative Producer at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4829

Lynsey Gillespie

Curator at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4830

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