In 1918 the Representation of the People Act granted some women the right to vote in parliamentary elections, and the Equal Franchise Act of 1928 gave men and women equal voting rights for the first time. Explore short articles and examine scrapbooks, political pamphlets, photographs and posters to discover how suffragists and suffragettes campaigned for this democratic right.
Edwardian Britain was sharply divided by class. Sarah Jackson explores the working class experience within the campaign for women's suffrage.Read more
Discover how suffrage campaigners of the 19th and 20th century secured women's right to vote in the UK. Who was involved in the campaign, what were they fighting for and what methods did they use?Read more
In this edited extract from Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now (Sceptre, 2018), Helen Pankhurst explores why, 100 years on from some women being granted the vote, the suffragettes continue to hold our interest.Read more
Who were the suffragists and suffragettes, and what are the key differences between them?Read more
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