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Pippa Strachey

(1872-1968), Suffragist

Philippa ('Pippa') Strachey

Sitter in 43 portraits
Strachey's interest in women's rights was encouraged by her sister Rachel and mother Lady Strachey. In 1907 she organised the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies first demonstrations, which became known as the Mud March due to the bad weather conditions. Over 3,000 women set off from Hyde Park and arrived at Exeter Hall wet, cold and covered in mud. The intention of the march was to show the significant number of people that believed women should have the right to vote. During the first World War, her work became focused on employment for women and campaigning for equal pay. Strachey also set up the Fawcett Society, urging many female writers to donate copies of their books to its library.

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