At 06:33 AM 1/10/2003 +0000, you wrote:
> >Even in its limited form it's fairly recent for most males.
>When was universal male suffrage attained in the UK, for instance?<
>Speaking from memory I think it was 1874 whereas the same wasn't extended to
>women till 1928. I hope those dates are correct but certainly there was
>roughly a two generation gap.
Universal male suffrage 1918, universal female suffrage 1928. There were a
lot of intermediate steps in both cases, like the 1874 of your memory. But
even two generatins are a blip in time, tho not for those who live them.