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Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) by André Adolphe Eugène Disderi © National Portrait Gallery, London


Bodichon, Barbara Leigh Smith (1827–1891), artist and women's activist, was born on 8 April 1827 in Whatlington, near Robertsbridge, Sussex, the eldest of the five children of the radical MP Benjamin Smith (1783–1860) [see under Smith, William (1756-1835)] and Anne Longden (1801–1834)...


Emmott [née Lees], (Mary) Gertrude, Lady Emmott (1866–1954), women’s rights campaigner and social reformer, was born at Waterhead Mill, Oldham, Lancashire, on 28 April 1866, the daughter of John William Lees (1830–1870), a master cotton spinner, and his wife ...


Raffles, Frances Rachel [Franki] (1955–1994), photographer and campaigner against violence against women, was born in Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, on 17 October 1955. She was the third daughter of four children, three sisters and a younger brother, of Gillian, née Posnansky (b...