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.

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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett - WC1

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