Helen Taylor


Promoter of women’s rights. Involved, along with her step-father, John Stuart Mill, in the women’s suffrage cause, and acted as his amanuensis. In 1876, elected to Southwark school board; was twice re-elected but resigned in 1884 on grounds of ill health. Supported causes such as free education, Irish home rule, land reform, and the banning of the Contagious Diseases Acts and fox-hunting.

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