Women's electoral rights

New History Hoydens post up about my upcoming book and women’s pre-1832 electoral rights!

When the vote was based on a property qualification, women who owned qualifying property had an interest in the resulting vote!

It’s not known (yet) if women ever voted directly, but Chalus writes: “Derek Hirst’s work on the seventeenth century has revealed instances of women who believed that they had the right to vote in parliamentary elections, of candidates who tried to poll them, and of election officials who were ready to accept their votes…”

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