HerStories

2018 marks the centenary of British women getting the vote for the first time. 100 years after this historic occasion, women’s history is still under-represented. Help Historic England address this imbalance: together we can make history with HerStories.

To commemorate the centenary of the first women winning the vote, Historic England will research, highlight and list places that played a part in the struggle for suffrage and subsequent gender equality.

  • Black and white photo of suffragette procession 1911. Banner text reads: 690 imprisonments to win freedom for women

    What We're Doing

    Events, research and listing that will mark out suffrage landmarks and celebrate 100 years of the vote for women.

  • Christabel Pankhurst waving out of a window, with a flag in her left hand, wearing large straw hat with flowers on top.

    Get Involved

    Do you, or does someone in your family or area, have a hidden suffrage story? If you do, we'd love to hear it.

  • Votes for Women campaigners, 1909

    Suffrage Facts and Resources

    Know your suffragettes from your suffragists. Answers to frequently asked questions and other resources.

  • Women's suffrage protesters and banners.

    The Struggle for Suffrage

    Explore the histories and places that tell the story of women's struggle for suffrage and gender equality.

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