28 Powerful Pictures Of Women Fighting For Their Right To Vote
Today is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, when some – but not all – British women were given the vote for the first time.
Circa 1900: Male and female members of the women's suffrage movement on a protest march through London.
1908: Suffragettes picketing Holloway prison, London, while Emmeline Pankhurst was imprisoned there.
1908: Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928, centre), and her daughter Christabel Harriette (1880–1958, third from left), being welcomed by friends and supporters upon their release.
1908: Jennie Baines addressing a mass rally of Suffragettes at Trafalgar Square, London.
April 1909: Suffragette prisoners passing the houses of parliament in London after their release from Holloway prison.
1910: A crowd in Hyde Park at a suffragette meeting.
1911: Emmeline Pankhurst being jeered by a crowd in New York.
1912: Two suffragettes in conversation with a policeman.
1912: Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960) standing on a platform to paint the front of the Women's Social Defence League premises in Bow Road, east London.
1912: A male suffrage supporter being led over the bridge at St James's Park after his arrest for involvement in an attack on Buckingham Palace.
1912: The aftermath of a window-smashing spree outside the Swan & Edgar department store in the West End of London.
1913: English suffragette Annie Kenney (1879–1953) being arrested during a demonstration.
1913: Emily Davison (1872–1913) being fatally injured as she tries to stop the King's horse Amner on Derby Day, to draw attention to the women's suffragette movement.
1913: Emily Davison's funeral procession.
1913: Emily Davison's funeral procession passing Eros at Piccadilly Circus.
1913: A woman peers through a shattered window in Holloway prison after an explosion caused by suffragettes trying to blow the jail up.
1913: A suffragette attacked in the crowd at a meeting given by chancellor David Lloyd George at Criccieth being escorted from the crowd by policemen.
1913: A policeman trying to lead a suffragette on whom the crowd has turned to safety at the meeting in Criccieth.
1913: A protest march by women suffragettes in London with police in attendance.
1914: Arrested protesters being led away by the police after a suffragette attack on Buckingham Palace.
1914: Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested at the demonstration outside Buckingham Palace, London.
1914: Pankhurst being carried away.
1914: Police arresting suffragettes chaining themselves to the railings outside Buckingham Palace, London.
1914: A police officer trying to remove a suffragette from the railings outside Buckingham Palace.
1914: British suffragette leader Flora Drummond (1869–1949) being arrested during the Great Ulster rally in Hyde Park, London.
1914: A suffragette recovering after fainting in police custody following a raid on Buckingham Palace.
1914: A procession of arrested suffragettes passing through St James's Park after a protest at Buckingham Palace.
1914: A member of the suffragette movement being arrested by a London policeman at a demonstration outside Buckingham Palace.
Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!