This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the struggle for female emancipation in the UK at the turn of the 20th century. Considering the social norms at that time, the women who took part in the fight for their representation were brave and visionary.
Country: United Kingdom
Date of Issue: 15th February 2018 (first day cover)
The stamps in this issue are designed around fascinating photographs from the early 1900s.
Top row, from left to right
- Lone suffragette in Whitehall, c.1908
- The Great Pilgrimage of suffragists, 1913
- Suffragette leaders at Earl’s Court, 1908
- Women’s Freedom League poster parade, c.1907
Bottom row, from left to right
- Welsh suffragettes, coronation procession, 1911
- Leigh and New released from prison, 1908
- Sophia Duleep Singh sells The Suffragette, 1913
- Suffragette prisoners’ pageant, 1911
A Long Struggle
The insert to the cover provides details of the long struggle that women undertook for voting equality. Click the image below for easier reading.