Teresa Billington Greig

Standard Name: Billington Greig, Teresa
Used Form: Theresa Billington
Used Form: Theresa Billington-Greig


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Friends, Associates Mary Gawthorpe
During her time with the WSPU, MG worked with Christabel Pankhurst (who was twenty-four when Gawthorpe first met her, before she had yet met Isabella Ford ), whom, like Ethel Snowden , she knew from...
Literary responses Mary Gawthorpe
She took it in good part when Teresa Billington told her when one of her most headlong and disorganized speeches (given after taking a doctor's prescription for exhaustion) was pretty bad,
Gawthorpe, Mary. Up Hill to Holloway. Traversity Press.
and set...
politics Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
While the WSPU 's recruitment increased during 1907, its governing members began to disagree over its direction: one party wanted the Union to be run democratically with a constitution, while the other, headed by Emmeline
politics Charlotte Despard
She was recruited for the suffrage movement by Annie Kenney and Tessa Billington Greig , and soon became one of its leaders, along with Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst . Of her appointment with the...
politics Naomi Jacob
NJ began her political life as a Tory who thought Socialism deeply shocking, like all or most of the older generation of her very mixed family. She went out canvassing at elections, urging people to...
politics Dora Marsden
The University Settlement at Manchester sponsored the Fawcett Debating Society , whose all-female speakers addressed such topics as the state and the home, women in politics, marriage, and child labour. Dora's contemporaries within and outside...
politics Dora Marsden
When she returned to the north after living in Colchester, DM became more actively involved with the formal suffrage movement, particularly the WSPU . Along with Rona Robinson , she was attracted to the ideals...
Textual Production Dora Marsden
Plans were afoot to relaunch The Freewoman shortly after it collapsed in its first form. When Marsden retreated to Southport for health reasons, Rebecca West acted as liaison between her and supporters in the Freewoman Discussion Circle
Textual Production Dora Marsden
DM resigned from the WSPU in January 1911, having become strongly dissatisfied with its comparatively autocratic structure and narrow focus on the the vote. She was not the only activist to form such a judgment:...
Textual Production Dora Marsden
The Freewoman's other writing contributors included Rebecca West , radical feminists Ada Neild Chew and Theresa Billington-Greig , Stella Browne (later founder of the Abortion Law Reform Association ), anarchists Rose Witcop and Guy Aldred


23 October 1906: During a demonstration at the opening of...

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23 October 1906

During a demonstration at the opening of Parliament , eleven Women's Social and Political Union supporters were for the first time arrested and imprisoned: for two months in Holloway .

October 1907: Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst and Emmeline...

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October 1907

Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst and Emmeline and Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , wanting to maintain control over the Women's Social and Political Union agenda, removed by fiat dissident members of the executive and cancelled the forthcoming annual conference.

November 1907: Charlotte Despard and Teresa Billington Greig...

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November 1907

Charlotte Despard and Teresa Billington Greig left the Women's Social and Political Union to form the Women's Freedom League .

16 September 1909: The Women's Freedom League Temporary Newsheet...

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16 September 1909

The Women's Freedom League Temporary Newsheet began weekly publication in London.


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