Which women do you think did most to shape the world?
For the past three years, we’ve asked readers to vote in our History Hot 100 poll, nominating the historical figure they are most interested in. But this year, we’re changing the format and asking you to nominate the women you feel have had the most significant impact on history.
This year marks the centenary of one of the most important landmarks in modern British history: the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time.
In honour of this milestone, we’ve launched a poll to discover the women you think have done most to shape the world around them. There are 100 women to choose from – nominated by 10 historians, who each selected 10 women they feel have done the most for their field of research – from science, technology and sport, to politics and literature. The women chosen by our historical panel lived all over the world, in a variety of historical periods. Our only stipulation was that they had to have died before 1 January 2018.
We’ve released the list of nominations and voting is now open. Visit historyextra.com/100women to select up to three women you feel deserve a chance to be crowned number one.
Voting closes at 23.59 (GMT) on 29 June 2018. We’ll announce the results in a future issue of BBC History Magazine.
Who has made our list of 100 women who changed the world?