Lady Frances Balfour (née Campbell)(1858-1931), Churchwoman, suffragist and author; wife of Eustace James Anthony Balfour; daughter of 8th Duke of Argyll
Sitter in 4 portraits
Lady Balfour became a leader of the constitutional suffragists and was one of highest ranking members of the aristocracy to fiercely campaign for women's rights. The daughter of liberal politician George Campbell and married to Eustace Balfour, brother of Prime Minister Arthur Balfour, she drew on her political connections to gain support for her campaigns. She led the Mud March in 1907 but was highly critical of the militant tactics of the suffragettes. President of the London Society for Women's Suffrage from 1896 to 1919, her campaigns focused on equality of legislation such as divorce and she subsequently sat on the royal commission on divorce and matrimonial causes, 1910-1912.
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