Millicent Fawcett

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1. Millicent Fawcett was a leading Suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. She led the biggest suffrage organisation she also helped to found Newnham College, Cambridge.

2. Millicent Fawcett was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1846 to a prosperous family.

3. Millicent was sent to London, with her sister to study at a private boarding school in Blackheath. This gave Millicent a great interest in literature and education

4. When she was 19 she went to hear a speech by John Stuary Mill. Mill was an early advocate of universal womans suffrage.

5. Henry and Millicent Fawcett married in 1867, even though he was fourteen years older

6. For 50 years Millicent Fawcett led the woman-suffrage movement in England.