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The Vote

One of our specialist suffrage titles, The Vote described itself as “the organ for the Women’s Freedom League”. First published in 1909, it spread the latest news of protests, events and campaigns up to the 1930s.

Years covered
1909-1933, 1912
Pages
18,732

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Staff Picks: An ancestral affair

Ellie from our social media team can’t resist a good love story, especially when there’s a spot of drama involved. For tales of runaway romances into Scotland, try searching with a few select keywords to find the context behind this trysting trend. What dangerous liaisons will you find?

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On the hunt for a female ancestor? Always try searching by surname, as first names were not always published. For example, a married woman may be reported as Mrs Smith, or Mrs John Smith.

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Headlines from History

100 years ago The Vote launched its ‘Women in Parliament Fund’ to try and increase the number of women MPs. As part of their campaign, the paper also interviewed parliamentary hopeful Margaret Bondfield, who would go on to make history as Britain’s first woman cabinet minister.

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