Tag: Suffrage

Museum / Events - 7 months ago

Suffrage objects in the British Museum

Mary Lanchester (1864–1935), 18 June 1910. Women's Suffrage procession, with large numbers of women with banners marching along a London street. Colour woodcut, 1910. In the British Museum archives, on yellowing paper and in compact, neat script, the...

Museum / Events - 8 months ago

Suffragettes and the British Museum

On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed in the UK, enfranchising women over the age of 30 who met minimum property qualifications. About 8.4 million women gained the vote. It would be a further 10 years until the Rep...