1215: Magna Carta passed, declaring the sovereign to be subject to the rule of law and documenting the liberties held by “free men,” this provided provided the foundation for individual rights. 1679: Habeas Corpus Act passed: granting rights...
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.
Women’s suffrage, the right of women to vote, was won 100 years ago through intellectual, political and violent struggle.
Just over a month after the Armistice with Germany ended the First World War, the United Kingdom was faced with a General Election. Not only was the timing of the election significant, but it...
The UK’s Girlguiding charity has announced that it will be introducing a ‘Voting badge’ to mark the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote!
Rosa May Billinghurst is one of these lesser known, but no less important, figures who campaigned under the ‘votes for women’ slogan.
We explore the story of suffrage campaigners from other racial backgrounds who stood alongside well-known white women and fought for our right to vote.
Tobi explores the 1918 Representation of the People Act and the impact it.s had on women from all backgrounds. (Source: UK Parliament)
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...