2018 marked the centenary of British women getting the vote for the first time. 100 years after this historic occasion, with women’s history still under-represented, Historic England sought help from researchers and the public to address this imbalance.

To commemorate the centenary of the first women winning the vote, Historic England researched, highlighted and listed places that played a part in the struggle for suffrage and subsequent gender equality.

  • What We Did

    Events, research and listing that marked out suffrage landmarks and celebrated 100 years of the vote for women.

  • The Struggle for Suffrage

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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Do You Have a Hidden Suffrage Story?

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

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