In spring 1911 suffragettes invited women to boycott the census.
The centenary of the 1911 census fell on Sunday 2nd April 2011. See census centenary events
Jill Liddington began initially as a suffrage historian. She is co-author of One Hand Tied Behind Us (Virago Press 1978) which quickly became a suffrage classic. The Long Road to Greenham (Virago 1989) won the 1990 Fawcett Book Prize.
Her most recent suffrage history, Rebel Girls: their fight for the vote (Virago 2006) was shortlisted for the 2008 Portico Book Prize.
Jill Liddington contributed to the TV documentary, Revealing Anne Lister, broadcast by BBC2 in May 2010.
Living near Shibden Hall in Halifax, Anne Lister's home, Jill has been long fascinated by Anne's diaries. They were written between 1806, when she was fifteen, and her death in the remote Caucasus in 1840.
Presenting the Past: Anne Lister of Halifax 1791-1840 (Pennine Pens 1994, 2010) tells the dramatic story of how the diaries survived after Anne's death, and how successive generations of historians and editors have presented their version of the Anne Lister story.
Female Fortune: the Anne Lister diaries 1833-36 (Rivers Oram 1998) records how Anne ran her Shibden estate with entrepreneurial energy - while also wooing and seducing a neighbouring heiress.
Jill Liddington is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She lives in Mytholmroyd near Halifax, West Yorkshire.