A hundred years ago today, a law passed that change the UK forever.

The Representation of the People Act meant that some British women were given the vote for the very first time.

The 1918 law allowed women over the age of 30 who occupied a house - or were married to someone who did - to vote.

This meant 8.5 million now had a say on who represented them.

It also ruled that all men over the age of 21 could vote, regardless of whether they owned property; men in the armed forces could also vote from 19.

Though the situation was still far from perfect - and arguably remains that way today - it was an important step in the fight for equality.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the law, we've collected just a few iconic, inspirational photos of women fighting for their right to vote.

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