How the vote was won

Heritage Calling

This year marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 granted women over 30 with certain property qualifications the right to vote.

It would be another 10 years until women are granted the vote on the same terms as men.
Here we look at some of the key people, places and moments in the campaign:

Annie_Kenney_and_Christabel_Pankhurst via wikipedia Suffragettes Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst , members of the members of the Women’s Social and Political Union visa Wikipedia

1792 A Vindication of the Rights of Women is published

Early human rights advocate and educational pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft states the case for equal rights of women as the emotional and intellectual equals of men, 126 years before the first women get the vote.

Newington_Green_Unitarian_Church_with_Mary_Wollstonecraft_street_art Newington Green Unitarian Church in North London, featuring a life size artwork of Mart Wollstonecraft who lived in the village in the 1780s and attended the chapel. Image…

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