The history of women's right en the 19th century in the United Kingdom
Created by mjramoscalero on 25/04/2010
Last updated: 25/04/10 at 02:24
They had to wait until 1939 with a new law that allowed them to ask for the custody of children after separation.
The concept of a New Woman and "the feminist movement" appears. In 1928, British women finally got voting rights.
At this time women didn't have the right to vote. In 1893, New Zealand was the first country in the world to have universal suffrage.
Then, in 1878, London University was the first to give women degrees on the same terms as men.
It was almost impossible for women to study at university or get a job after it. They had to wait until 1874, when they founded "The London School of Medicine for Women" for the medical education of women.
Marriage: Women could not get a civil divorce. In 1857, a new law introduced the possibility of it. This law also allowed women to retain their earnings at work, giving them the control over their own income.
Queen Victoria is on the throne of England. She is head of the world's most powerful nation, her image and her influence is everywhere in the world.