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On 24 April a statue of a woman was unveiled on Parliament Square. She became the first woman to be celebrated in a statue on Parliament Square for her role in British democracy. Other statues there include Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela. Millicent Garrett Fawcett. She was the eighth of eleven children, only four of whom survived infancy. Like her older sisters Louisa, Elizabeth and Agnes, Millicent went to boarding school in Blackheath, London from the age of 11 to 15 years.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. She opened her own medical practice a year later and then a surgery for women and children in a poor area of London.
Elizabeth married in and became Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. She continued working while having three children and set up a training hospital for women doctors in Louisa and Elizabeth were involved in a group that organised a petition for votes for women in The petition in is largely credited with being the first organised campaign for votes for women in England. Women at the time had few rights. Millicent Garrett. He was blind and fourteen years older than her.
They fell in love and married in Henry encouraged Millicent to write and make speeches in support of her causes for female education and against the abuse of women and children. Henry and Millicent Fawcett.
Henry and Millicent had one daughter, Philippa - who became the first woman to obtain the top score in a Mathematics exam at the University of Cambridge. Despite this, Philippa could not get her degree in as women were not awarded degrees by Cambridge until She went on to be a lecturer and developed new secondary schools in London. Democracy - a system of government based on citizens having a vote, that is a say, in how decisions are made. Election - an organised way of making a choice by having a vote, usually for someone to be in an important office role.
Parliament - a place where people who lead the country meet to make decisions on how. Petition - a request to do something, usually a document ed by lots of people. Rights - what is allowed for to people to do, e. Vote - a choice made between different options, usually made through raising hands or filling in a ballot. Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations. Introduction Older women Millicent 24 April a statue of a woman was unveiled on Parliament Square.Older women Millicent
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