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Women's suffrage

From the late 19th century, women found ways to fight for more representation, ranging from legal means to more extreme militant acts. Their fight for democracy weaves its way across our collection.

The story of Emmeline Pankhurst

Read about Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928) was a tireless political activist, who led the WSPU – the militant faction of the movement for women’s suffrage.