Gender

In Praise of Older Women

Early modern historians, obsessed by widows and spinsters, have neglected the sexuality of other middle-aged women.

Doctoring the Ladies

Although not allowed to study at university, women in 18th-century England still found ways to join – and challenge – the scholarly world.

The Women’s Party

Winning the vote meant millions of women needed a party to represent them in Parliament. Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst founded one, with limited success.

Saving Lives on the Front Line

The work of military nurses at Passchendaele transformed the perception of women’s war service, showing they could perform life-saving work and risk their lives at the front.