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How well do you know your women’s history?

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Moya Crockett
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Test your knowledge ahead of the 100th anniversary of partial women’s suffrage.

Pick up any history book that’s not explicitly about gender, and you’ll likely find that it’s populated by many more men than women. For centuries, Western history was written mostly by wealthy white men, who were concerned with the exploits of other powerful white men: with the politicians, soldiers, scientists and explorers of the world. Women’s achievements and contributions, in contrast, were overlooked and erased.

But women’s history is important, and we think it’s high time that we all knew more about it – particularly this month, when we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK getting the vote.

In this quiz, you’ll find questions on famous and lesser-known women, legal landmarks that changed the lives of women in Britain and Ireland, and major moments in international women’s history.

So what are you waiting for? Test your knowledge of women in history with these head-scratching questions. We guarantee you’ll feel smarter by the end. 

Throughout 2018, Stylist is raising the profiles of brilliant women past and present – and empowering future generations to follow their lead – with our Visible Women campaign. See more from Visible Women here.  

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