History of women in the United Kingdom covers the social, cultural and political roles of women in Britain over the last two millennia. — Medieval — Medieval England was a patriarchal society and the lives of women were heavily influenced by contemporary beliefs about gender and authority …
Cover of WSPU's The Suffragette, April 25, 1913
A depiction of an English woman c. 1170 using a spindle and distaff, while caring for a young child
The Procession Picture, c. 1600, showing Elizabeth I borne along by her courtiers.