The stories of nurses, munitions workers and mothers of soldiers are less well known than tales from the trenches, but they all played a vital role in the First World War and no commemoration is complete without them.
Many of our special places have First World War connections.
Lady Jane of Dunham Massey, Cheshire, nursed wounded soldiers when her home became Stamford Hospital during the war.
Actress Ellen Terry crossed paths with a First World War soldier. A memento of the story is still at Smallhythe, Kent.
Eva White faced danger every day of her working life during the First World War. Read the story of this forgotten heroine.
Lady Alda Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire, felt a deep connection to recovering soldiers during the war and visited them at hospital regularly.
Stephanie Hyde Parker of Melford Hall was a débutante turned Red Cross nurse who recorded her experiences.
Delve back into the past to discover the remarkable women who helped shape our places. Meet the political player who helped restore the monarchy, beloved children's authors and an acclaimed archaeologist.
We’re marking 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote by exploring the history of women and female suffrage at our places.
Many of our places were home to impassioned people who campaigned for female suffrage. Discover the stories of those who championed female empowerment
People lived, died, loved and fought at the places we look after. Their stories will bring the Tudors, Victorians and wartime people to life for your children. Here are some of the places to visit.