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Madge Syers

We are now used to there being male and female versions of many sports; women’s football, women’s athletics and so forth. But in the very early part of the 20th [...]

Writers

  • This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.
    Claudia Jones was born in Trinidad in 1915, emigrated as a child to America. There she became a political activist and after becoming a communist was deported and came to [...]

Artists

  • Kate Charlesworth When asked about the shortage of female cartoonists Merrily Harper, freelance cartoonist and writer, said “Being funny is quite a male activity … [...]

Editors Choice

  • This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo, donated in the context of a partnership program.
    Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]

Scientists

  • This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
    Maria Winkelmann was one of the most famous of the early female astronomers in Germany . Born in 1670, she was educated by her father,  who believed that she deserved an [...]

Adventurers

  • “Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland”, Also know as Margaret Harley, Oil [...]

Social reformers

  • Harriet Taylor Mill suffers the fate of many women, that of being overlooked in favour of her [...]

Politicians

  • At the height of the First World War, thousands of women, engineering and shipyard workers [...]

Humanitarians

  • Ravensbrück concentration camp was unusual in that it was built solely for women. During World War [...]