Millicent Fawcett

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Millicent Fawcett


Political activist

First name: 
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Date of birth: 
11 June 1847
Date of death: 
5 August 1929

Fawcett was part of the Ladies’ Committee that was sent over from Britain during the Anglo Boer War in order to inspect the conditions in the concentration camps and then to give advice to the British government. Emily Hobhouse was very important in getting this group put together, but was not part of the committee that came to South Africa.

• Davenport, T.R.H, South Africa

Last updated : 07-Aug-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 03-Aug-2011