Person    | Female  Born 11/6/1847  Died 5/8/1929

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Intellectual, political leader, activist and writer. Born Suffolk and brought up at Snape where her family owned the maltings. Pioneer of the women's suffrage movement but she advocated a non-violent, gradual approach which caused the Pankhursts to split off and form a more militant group. Fawcett led the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies 1897 -1919. She was governor of Bedford College, London (now Royal Holloway), and co-founder of Newnham College, Cambridge in 1875.

Married to Henry Fawcett they were a close, politically radical couple. Widowed in 1884, aged 37, she and her daughter moved from their house in Vauxhall (and Cambridge) to Gower Street where she continued her political activities. Died there.

Younger sister to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Commemorated ati

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett - WC1

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1847 - 1929, pioneer of women's suffrage, liv...

Read More

Fawcett house - Vauxhall

We're not experts so we'll accept that the tree is a mulberry. And the tree e...

Read More

LSE buildings renamed after suffrage campaigners

The renaming, reported by The Tab, was to celebrate 100 years since women gai...

Read More

Millicent Fawcett statue

The 'courage' quote is from a speech Fawcett gave after the death of fellow s...

Read More

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Creations i

Elizabeth Blackwell

On their excellent page about Blackwell Hastings Women's History have a parag...

Read More

St Dunstans - Elizabeth I statue

On stone above QE's statue: "Parochial Schools. St Dunstan in the west. A.D.1...

Read More

Other Subjects

Flora Drummond

Flora Drummond

Suffragette. Nicknamed 'The General' for her habit of leading Women's Rights marches wearing a military style uniform 'with an officers cap and epaulettes' and riding on a large horse. Drummond was...

Person, Gender Issues, Scotland

1 memorial
Clementia Taylor

Clementia Taylor

Women's activist. Born Clementia Doughty at Brockdish, Norfolk. She married Peter Alfred Taylor in 1842, and they became involved with many social and political movements, particularly anti-slavery...

Person, Gender Issues, Race Issues, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Author and poet.  Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St Louis, Missouri, USA. She died, aged 86 years, on 28 May 2014 at her home in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA. Her body was cr...

Person, Gender Issues, Poetry, USA

1 memorial
Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall

Novelist and poet.  Born as Marguerite Radclyffe Hall in Bournemouth into a wealthy family. From 1917 until her death Hall lived with Una Troubridge but had a number of affairs with other women.  T...

Person, Gender Issues, Literature, Poetry

1 memorial
Women's Liberal Association

Women's Liberal Association

Women's suffrage movement. It seems that many of these groups merged to form the Liberal Women's Foundation in 1887.

Group, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration

1 memorial