Who was Millicent Fawcett?

It’s great that today we saw the unveiling of the first statute of a woman in London’s Parliament Square where there has previously only been statues of men (11 of them). The new statute is of Millicent Fawcett – but who exactly was she?

She was a campaigner for the right of women to vote, but she was a suffragist rather than a suffragette, favouring peaceful means of campaigning. You can read more about her statue and her life here.

Footnote: Two days later, I went to Parliament Square to see the statute which has photographers around the base of other women who campaigned for the female vote.


 




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