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Franklin, Hugh Arthur (1889–1962), women's activist, was born on 27 May 1889 at 28 Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill, London, the fourth of six children of Arthur Ellis Franklin (1857–1938), a senior partner in the banking firm of A. Keyser & Co., and his wife, ...

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Arthur Herbert Gray (1868–1956) by Elliott & Fry, 1951 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gray, Arthur Herbert (1868–1956), Presbyterian minister and promoter of marriage guidance, was born at 30 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, on 9 September 1868, the youngest son of Alexander Gray, master ironmonger, and his wife, Maria-Marmorice, née Miller. Educated at the Leys School, Cambridge, he undertook his theological training at ...

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Heale, William (1581/2–1628), Church of England clergyman and writer on women, was a native of South Heal, Devon. Admitted as a commoner aged eighteen to Exeter College, Oxford, on 14 March 1600, he graduated BA from Broadgates Hall on 13 December 1603, proceeding MA on 3 July 1606. He was admitted to ...

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Mill, John Stuart (1806–1873), philosopher, economist, and advocate of women's rights, was born on 20 May 1806 at 13 Rodney Street, Pentonville, London. He was the eldest of the nine children of the Scottish-born utilitarian philosopher and Benthamite reformer James Mill (1773–1836), and his wife, ...

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John Stuart Mill (1806–1873) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Skeffington, Francis Sheehy- (1878–1916), women's rights activist and pacifist, was born on 23 December 1878 in Bailieborough, co. Cavan, and christened Francis Joseph Christopher Skeffington, the only child of Joseph Bartholomew (J. B.) Skeffington (1847–1919), scholar and teacher, and his wife, Rose Magorian (1829–1909)...