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British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after a struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign that shocked the country but helped to change the world.On Feb. 6, 1918, the Representation of the People Bill became law and added to the voting roll around 8 million women who were aged over 30 and met other conditions.It was not until 1928 that British women won the same voting rights as men but it was a major step that put the country ahead of some contemporaries such as France.Among those involved in the decadeslong British campaign, the Suffragettes stand out for militant acts that were unprecedented in their day, although their influence is still debated.'Men's work When World War I broke out in 1914, Pankhurst called a halt to the militant campaign in support of the government's war effort.
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