History

  • Life

    This is what it was like to have a mastectomy in the early 19th century

    Frances Burney had her breast removed without anaesthetic in 1811. Here, she describes the experience

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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  • Visible Women

    Where to see the UK’s best statues of remarkable women from history

    From Emmeline Pankhurst to Mary Seacole and Cilla Black, these statues honour the achievements of the UK’s female trailblazers.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Life

    Why everyone is trying to trace these incredible “forgotten nurses”

    Do you recognise any of the women from the war?

    Posted by
    Susan Devaney
    Published
  • Life

    The mystery of Judy Garland’s red ruby slippers has finally been solved

    They've finally made it home

    Posted by
    Susan Devaney
    Published
  • Life

    5 positive things we can learn from the 1800s

    Take inspiration from Becky Sharp and co...

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  • Visible Women

    The “first modern lesbian” is finally getting a plaque honouring her sexuality

    The wording of a plaque celebrating Anne Lister is being changed to reflect her lesbian identity.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Visible Women

    The true story of Fatima al-Fihri, the founder of the world’s first known university

    She paved the way for modern universities around the globe

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • Fashion

    How trainers became the ultimate feminist symbol

    Join the women’s march...

    Posted by
    Billie Bhatia
    Published
  • Visible Women

    This pioneering black woman journalist is finally getting her own statue

    Alice Dunnigan fought against racism and sexism to break down barriers for women in political journalism.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Visible Women

    5 women artists and activists whose work was overshadowed by their husbands’

    From a pioneering anthropologist to an acclaimed painter, these women deserve their own recognition.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published