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In Part 2 of our podcast series on the Houses of Parliament’s Voice & Vote exhibit celebrating women’s suffrage in the UK, we learn about “The Cage”, a ladies gallery enclosed by heavy metal grilles. Curators Melanie Unwin and Mari Takayanagi describe the incidents that took place when women repeatedly protested the hardships associated with listening to Parliamentary debate from this difficult vantage point. In 1886 with no formal voice in government, women began a nationwide petition campaign which collected 1,500 names and spurred the creation of hundreds of petitions that were signed by hundreds of thousands of citizens. Not…

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, British Heritage contributing editor Diane Clehane has written a novel about the life the princess of Wales might have lived.

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