About women’s suffrage

Want to learn more about women’s fight for the vote? Here are some useful online resources…

Millicent Fawcett (centre) speaks at a Suffragette pilgrimage in Hyde ParkBeyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today

Explore the remarkable history of women’s rights and discover the pioneering women campaigning for change in this free
online course from Royal Holloway. 

women in parliamentVote 100: Video resources

YouTube videos from UK Parliament on women and Parliament through history. Videos include Vanishing for the Vote, with local historian Jill Liddington talking about the suffragette boycott of the 1911 census.

Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst holding votes for women bannerWomen’s Suffrage research guide: National Archives

This guide will help you to find archive records of the women’s suffrage movement and of the women and men who campaigned for the cause in the early part of the 20th century.

Guides learning about vote 1007 activities to celebrate women’s suffrage
You can find some great ideas for how to bring women’s suffrage to life on the Girlguiding website. There are a range of timed activities, such as holding an election, discussing democracy and getting girls talking about the things that are important to them.

Suffrage Tales

Suffrage Tales video

The National Archives Education Service worked with professional film-maker Nigel Kellaway to engage young people aged 16-19 with suffrage records held at The National Archives.

Educational resourcesVote 100: Educational resources

Lesson plans for key stages 2, 3 and 4, plus a timeline of women and the vote. Resources from the UK Parliament Education Service.