December 23rd quietly marks a centenary since one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain passed, allowing women access to professions that previously had closed doors. 100 years on, social historian Jane Robinson looks at the achievements of the pioneering women who fought for gender parity.
In 2017 millions of women were inspired to take to the streets to protect their rights and make their voices heard. Among them was historian Jane Robinson, who experienced firtsthand what it felt like to be a part of history in the making.
Jane Robinson was born in Edinburgh and brought up in North Yorkshire. After reading English at Somerville College, Oxford, she became an antiquarian book dealer, later leaving to pursue a writing career. Her books about women travellers and pioneers have established her as an engaging social historian with an appreciative eye for eccentricity. Jane lives near Oxford with her husband and two sons.
For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here