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Gender

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

In the POW camps of the Second World War, soldiers found release – from the conditions and from the all-male company – in female impersonation.

The lives of six Victorian radicals shed light on the struggle to establish feminism, social reform and the Labour movement....

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.

As the Industrial Revolution wrought widespread social changes, female cotton industry workers’ lives changed dramatically.

Writing a history of transgender people poses unique problems.

Though written more for the academic than the lay reader, this ambitious series traces the lives and experiences of women through history. ...

The British newspaper revolutionised the market by appealing to female readers, even though its attitude towards sexual politics has often been ambivalent, argues Adrian Bingham.

In the 18th century, when women in scholarship were not encouraged and medieval languages were little-studied even by men, Elizabeth Elstob become a pioneer in Anglo-Saxon studies, her work even finding its way into the hands of Thomas Jefferson.

Amy Fuller looks at the life of the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and asks why we feel the need to kill our heroines rather than celebrate their achievements.