Suffrage 100 web portal goes live

We are launching a dedicated Suffrage 100 web portal to mark 100 years since some of the first women were given the vote.

This year we are hosting a variety of events to mark the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. Our Suffrage 100 season is part of the nationwide Vote 100 campaign.

Victoria Iglikowski, Principal Records Specialist – Diverse Histories, says: “The National Archives holds unique documents relating to women’s suffrage, many of which challenge existing ideas, showing a highly organised, national movement.

“It is really exciting to be pulling together our resources on this topic to enable wider public understanding and to help researchers, through events, blogs, podcasts and research guides. We look forward to adding more content throughout this centenary year”.

The Suffrage 100 web portal covers the following topics:

  • events and exhibitions
  • Suffrage research guide
  • blogs
  • podcasts

It will be regularly updated throughout the year. Browse the new portal.

Tags: equal franchise act, representation of the people act, suffrage, vote 100, votes for women, voting reform