Charlotte Despard

Charlotte Despard was a woman of many passions, she fought for the vote, for Irish freedom, for peace & for animal welfare. She formed, or was part of, many political groups & movements paving the way for others committed to these freedoms. Born in 1844 Charlotte’s upbringing wasn’t easy. Her father died when she was … Continue reading Charlotte Despard


Here is a handy index of all the Sheroes featured on the website: Aethelflaed Agrippina the Young Alfhild Alice Ann Wheeldon Alice Arnold Althea Gibson Amelia Bassano Lanier Andree de Jongh Ani Pachen Anica Vesel Mander Anna Bugge Wicksell Anne Bonny & Mary Read Anne Bradstreet Anne of Brittany Annie Dodge Wauneka Annie Horniman Annie … Continue reading Index

Muriel Matters – Suffragette Shero

Muriel Matters was an actor & suffragist who became known for her daring stunts in the campaign for votes for women. She was born in South Australia 1877 and was the third oldest of 10 children. She studied Music at the University of Adelaide. in 1894, when Muriel was a young woman, the colony of … Continue reading Muriel Matters – Suffragette Shero

Katherine Harley

Katherine Mary Harley nee French, sister of Sir John French, (leader of the British army at the outbreak of World War 1,) and Charlotte Despard, was born on May 3rd 1855, less than three months after the death of her father. Her childhood was blighted by her mother’s ill health and by the age of … Continue reading Katherine Harley