Alice Hawkins was active in the militant suffrage society the WSPU from 1907 and was a consistent figure in their campaigns. The National Archives has a world-renowned collection of documents relating to the 20th-century part of the women’s suffrage movement. The wealth of records cross many government departments, illustrating the huge impact, particularly the militant suffrage campaign, had across government.
These records also highlight many personal experiences of male and female campaigners for the vote. Following Alice’s experience gives us an insight into how the suffrage campaigns affected the real lives of individuals.