Category: History

Female Firsts: Who was Nancy Astor?

Nancy Astor was the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons. Astor was not, as she is sometimes mistakenly described, the first female MP. This accolade goes to Constance Markievicz, who...

Female Suffrage Around the World

Friday 14th December 2018 marks 100 years since women first voted in the UK, but the suffrage struggle was far harder in many other countries in the 20th century and even beyond. In honour of the centenary, Historic Newspapers have created a women’s suffrage timeline to illustrate the worldwide struggle.

Millicent Fawcett

On Tuesday April 24th 2018 a statue of Suffrage Campaigner, Millicent Fawcett, was unveiled to the public in Parliament Square. Fawcett’s statue is the first female addition to the collection of statues in Parliament...