Vote 100: Suffragettes

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, GWL is developing an animated web resource highlighting the forgotten heroines who have campaigned for women across the world to have the right to vote.

Suffragettes adopted a more militant approach to campaigning. They chained themselves to railings, disrupted public meetings and damaged public property, and many were arrested and imprisoned for their actions.

Lila Clunas

Lila Clunas was a primary school teacher with a passion for women’s rights.

Dorothea Chalmers-Smith

Dorothea Chalmers-Smith was a pioneer doctor and a militant Scottish suffragette.

Flora Drummond

Flora Drummond was a Suffragette raised on the Isle of Arran. She was known as The General due to the uniform she wore and the horse she rode at the head of Suffragette parades.