15 Books About the Women's Suffrage Movement

Votes for women!

On 6 February 1918, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act, which, at long last, gave the vote to (some) women in the UK. Ten years later, voting rights were further expanded, so all men and women over the age of 21 could finally choose their own representatives. These triumphs were the culmination of decades of hard work, persuasion, protest, and occasionally violence on the part of the suffragists and suffragettes, who endured ridicule, harsh imprisonment, and even torture. Still, they fought on. Learn more about their noble fight in these excellent books.

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Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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