History

  • Visible Women

    The true story of the WWI footballer and lesbian icon who scored 1,000 goals

    Lily Parr was one of many women to play professional football during WWI and the greatest player of her era.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • Visible Women

    How women’s football emerged from the munitions factories of WWI

    Read the untold story of the women who stepped into the mens’ shoes in the factories and on the football pitch, too.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
    Published
  • People

    “How it really feels to reenact the death of my own relatives every Bonfire Night”

    "What my family did was wrong," says Hazel Southam. "But the Gunpowder Plot failed. They paid with their lives... and the futures of their families."

    Posted by
    Hazel Southam
    Published
  • Visible Women

    How to nominate an inspiring woman from history for her own blue plaque

    Just 14% of London’s blue plaques celebrate women – but you could change that.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
    Visible Women

    The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

    Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympic Games – but her hometown’s white mayor still refused to shake her hand.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • Altheia Jones-LeCointe | Black Panther, Mangrove Nine member, inspiration
    Visible Women

    “Remembering Altheia Jones-LeCointe, the UK’s forgotten civil rights activist”

    Writer Danielle Dash on why she will forever be inspired by the radical and courageous Dr Jones-LeCointe.

    Posted by
    Danielle Dash
    Published
  • Visible Women

    This pre-Raphaelite muse was Britain’s most visible Victorian woman of colour

    Remembering Fanny Eaton, the Jamaica-born icon held up as an example of perfect beauty.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • Visible Women

    The 10-year-old girl who rallied for world peace in the face of nuclear war

    Remembering the actions and interventions of American peace activist Samantha Smith.

    Posted by
    Stylist Team
    Published
  • 9 October 2018 is Ada Lovelace Day. Here, we look at her best quotes and key facts about her life.
    Visible Women

    Ada Lovelace’s most inspiring quotes about science, confidence and hard work

    9 October is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating the contributions of women in STEM.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Visible Women

    “Why author Zora Neale Hurston is the patron saint of black women”

    The founders of Black Girls Book Club discuss the 20th century writer who introduced them to the concept of ‘black girl magic’.

    Posted by
    Natalie A Carter and Melissa Cummings-Quarry
    Published