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Georgina Agnes Brackenbury (1865–1949) self-portrait © private collection


Brackenbury, Georgina Agnes (1865–1949), portrait painter and suffrage campaigner, was born at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, on 1 July 1865, the fifth of nine children of Charles Booth Brackenbury (1831–1890), an officer in the Royal Artillery who became director of the Artillery College, Woolwich...


Housman, Clemence Annie (1861–1955), illustrator and suffragette, was born on 23 November 1861 at Bromsgrove (her birth registered, nameless, as 'female'), the third child and first daughter of Edward Housman (1831–1894), a solicitor, and his wife, Sarah Jane Williams (1828–1871). Her eldest brother was the poet ...


Moorhead, Ethel Agnes Mary (1869–1955), suffragette and painter, was born on 28 August 1869 at Fisher Street, Maidstone, Kent, one of six children of George Alexander Moorhead (d. 1911/12), an army surgeon of Irish extraction, and his wife, Margaret Humphries (1833–1902), an Irishwoman of French Huguenot extraction. She spent a peripatetic childhood in ...