Suffrage banner, Boadicea: 1908
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Suffrage banner, Boadicea. This suffrage banner was designed by Mary Lowndes as part of the Famous Women series. The banner commemorates Boudica the British warrior queen, lauded by suffragettes as an example of the 'eternal feminine', determined and empowered by her cause. Mary Lowndes was a noted stained-glass artist; from 1907 she was active as a non-militant, in the last phase of the women's suffrage movement. She designed many of the banners executed for the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, including those for the demonstration of 21 June 1908, and for the Women's Pageant of Trades and Professions held the at the Albert Hall the following year.
1908 AD - 1908 AD