Timeline

1868
First ever public meeting on women's suffrage held in Manchester.
1870
First Women's Suffrage bill rejected by Parliament.
1897
NUWSS formed.
1903
WSPU formed.
1905
Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney imprisoned for interrupting a meeting of the Liberal party.
1906
First women's march to lobby Parliament organised by the WSPU.
1907
WFL formed after a disagreement within the WSPU.
1908
Asquith becomes Prime Minister.
1909
Agitation increases including window breaking and the first hunger strike by Marion Dunlop. Forced feeding of other hunger strikers follows.
1913
Cat and Mouse Act introduced.
1913
Emily Davison killed at the Epsom Derby.
1914
Outbreak of WWI. Militant activities suspended.
1918
Representation of the People Act gives votes to women over the age of 30 who are also householders, the wives of householders, owners of property worth more than £5 or university graduates.
1919
Lady Astor becomes the first female MP.
1928
The Equal Franchise Act grants the vote to all women over the age of 21.