Category: History

Why women shouldn’t vote.

Women have not, as a sex, or a class, the calmness of temperament or the balance of mind, nor have they the training, necessary to qualify them to exercise a weighty judgment in political affairs.

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.

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