Mary Richardson

Born 1889

Mary Raleigh Richardson was a Canadian suffragette active in the women's suffrage movement in the United Kingdom, an arsonist and later the head of the women's section of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) led by Sir Oswald Mosley.

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1889 Birth Born in 1889.


1913 24 Years Old Richardson was at the Epsom races on Derby Day, 4th June 1913, when Emily Davison jumped in front of the King's horse. … Read More
1914 25 Years Old Richardson's most famous act of defiance occurred on March 10, 1914 when she entered the National Gallery in London and slashed the Rokeby Venus with a chopper she smuggled into the gallery. … Read More


1953 64 Years Old Richardson published her autobiography, Laugh a Defiance, in 1953.
1961 72 Years Old She died at her flat in Hastings on November 7, 1961.
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