Female suffrage: Victory at last!

This year marks the centenary of the moment that millions of British women won the right to vote. Here, Diane Atkinson takes the pulse of the nation in 1918 when women went to the polls

A woman casts her vote, accompanied by her children, in December 1918. Women weren't as "timid and uncertain at the polling stations as had generally been anticipated", reported 'The Times'. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the February 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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