February 2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time.
After a long and hard-fought campaign by suffrage organisations and the suffragettes, the signing of The Representation of the People Act finally gave women over the age of 30 who owned property, or were married to someone who does, the right to vote.
Find out more about the brave and determined campaign waged by those who fought for women’s right to vote in these two fantastic books. Plus, download a free poster for each to create your own display!
Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote
Starting in the mid-19th Century, this book traces the fight for the vote through the work of suffrage organisations and the suffragettes. From peaceful demonstrations to violent campaigns and prison hunger strikes, the story is brought to life through fascinating historical photos and artefacts.
Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of women rallying around the globe to win the vote.
Discover how 40,000 Russian women marched through St Petersburg demanding their rights, how one Canadian woman changed opinions with a play, and Kuwaiti women protested via text message. And learn that women climbed mountains, walked a lion through the streets of Paris, and starved themselves, all in the name of having a voice.
Want more books about trailblazing women? Don’t miss these great titles:
Brilliant Women: Pioneers of Science and Technology (Out March 2018)
Brilliant Women: Amazing Artists and Designers (Out March 2018)
Brilliant Women: Heroic Leaders and Activists (Out May 2018)