On this page you will find links to important and exciting research on feminist legal history.

Women’s Legal Landmarks:

a project celebrating 100 years of women in law in the UK and Ireland. This project is led by Law professors Rosemary Auchmuty and Erika Rackley. The Women’s Legal Landmarks book (to which I have contributed a chapter) will be released in late 2018. Find project updates on Twitter: @wlegallandmarks


First 100 Years:

a project charting the journey of women in law since they were first admitted to the legal profession in 1919. Several contributions to this project are about women connected to the Married Women’s Association. Find project updates on Twitter: @First100years


Celebrating the Centenary of Women Lawyers:

this site provides information supporting the exhibition in Lincoln’s Inn celebrating the introduction of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and the first women lawyers.


Women in the Law: Inspired and Inspirations:

a historical research project on women in the legal profession. It includes a range of useful resources, including interviews with lawyers about perceptions of women in the legal profession today.


Judith Bourne’s research on Helena Normanton:

Judith Bourne’s biographical research on Helena Normanton provides a rich and exciting contribution to the literature in this area. Helena Normanton was a key player in the Married Women’s Association and its fragmentation when the Council of Married Women was established. Listen to Dr Bourne speak about Normanton here, and read an interview with Normanton here.


Women’s History Network:

an important resource for those wishing to access the leading academic research in the field of women’s history. Contains information on the Women’s History journal, events and a blog.


June Purvis’ historical research:

Prof Purvis is the leading expert on the suffragettes. View her books here. Former suffragettes formed the Six Point Group, which led to the formation of the Married Women’s Association.


Dangerous Women:

not strictly historical, this fascinating project curates responses to the question ‘what does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’ Find project updates on Twitter: @DangerousWomen_