Women had to wait until the 1920s to have equal legal rights to exit an unhappy marriage.
Elspeth Phelps may be largely forgotten now but she had a knack for making news
Hereditary peeresses were not admitted to the House of Lords until 1963. The blame sits with one man.
One reason why women's stories get lost is because they are much more likely than men to change their name during their life. Helen Lenoir is a case in point.