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The Making of a Politician

In April 1867 Millicent Garrett married Henry Fawcett, radical Liberal MP for Brighton and professor of political economy at the University of Cambridge. A year later she gave birth to their only child, Philippa in the same month published her first article, 'The education of women in the middle and upper classes'. Acting as secretary to her blind husband she quickly gained an education in economics and in politics, both theoretical and practical, and in 1870 published 'Political Economy for Beginners'.


Millicent Garrett Fawcett's bookplate

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Courtesy Elizabeth Crawford