suffragist

Fanny Parker

Image of Suffragette; Not Fanny Parker Frances “Fanny” Parker was a British suffragette who became a prominent militant. She was born and brought up in New Zealand. She was Lord Kitchener’s niece and he paid for her to come to the UK and study at Cambridge University. After graduating [...]

Sophia Duleep Singh

Sophia Duleep Singh; Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary! She was one of the most important figures in the movement to secure the vote for women in Great Britain. Sophia was born into royalty; her father was a Maharajah and heir to lands that stretched the Kashmir Valley to the Khyber Pass. Queen [...]

Mary Somerville

Mary Fairfax Somerville was a Scottish scientist, mathematician, writer and polymath dubbed the Queen of Nineteenth Century Science. How’s that for an introduction! Mary was born in 1780 into distinguished family of Fairfaxes in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, the fifth of seven children, and [...]

Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Millicent Garrett Fawcett was a British suffragist, an intellectual, a political leader, a Union leader, a mother, a wife and a writer. As a suffragist she was a moderate but tireless campaigner and concentrated much of her energy on the struggle to improve women’s opportunities for higher [...]

Emmeline Pankhurst

In 1999 Time Magazine named Emmeline Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: “she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back.” What better way to introduce her to We Are The [...]