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Shrieking Sisters

3 May 2013

In the early hours of August 1st 1914 a group of suffragettes lead by Mrs Lilian Metge attempted to blow up Lisburn Cathedral.
What made a respectable middle class supporter of women's rights resort to active militancy?
Using a mix of new writing, original source and related material Shrieking Sisters brings to life the fascinating characters and events around the Ulster Suffrage Movement between 1912 – 1914 and the struggle for votes for women.This is the story of the little known six month militant campaign by Ulster suffragists in 1914, amidst the home rule battle and Ulster Unionism’s determination to stick with the union.

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