Women & Elections by Prof Elaine Chalus

Interviewed by Megan King

In what ways were women able to become involved in elections in this period?

What were the aims of female activists in this period?

What reactions did women get when they got involved in politics?

Were these reactions recorded in private diaries and personal sources or were these reactions also found in public print?

Do you think there were any revolutionary changes to how British politics operated between 1780 – 1850?

Is democracy a helpful or unhelpful term when thinking about this political change?

Besides Mary Wollstonecraft what other inspirational political female figures should we learn about?

Other Sources for Primary School teachers

The weblog of the University of Kent's strand of the Waterloo200 Legacy project devoted to teaching and understanding the history of the Age of Revolution