Published: 07 February 2018

Celebrating 100 years since women won the vote

This year marks 100 years since women in the UK won the right to vote. In an interview with Dr Lucy Ella Rose we learn more about the importance of the suffrage movement and discover its roots in Surrey.

6 February 2018 marked one century since the Representation of the People Act was passed, giving women in the UK the right to vote for the very first time. This significant moment in time followed a long struggle for equality and the result finally granted many women in the UK a voice of their own.

As we celebrate 100 years of votes, we interview Dr Lucy Ella Rose, Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Surrey.

Dr Rose, who specialises in Victorian literature, art, culture and feminism, talks about her favourite local unsung heroes of the suffragette movement, explains the difference between a suffragette and a suffragist, and reveals how Surrey predominately featured in the suffrage movement.

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