Parliament Square in London Is Closer to Having First Female Statue

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In 1867, a statue of the statesman George Canning was moved to Parliament Square in London, across from the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben.

Since then, statues of 10 other men — including Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and, most recently, Nelson Mandela — have been erected there, but none of women.

London officials announced in April that they would rectify that omission, by placing a statue of Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), who campaigned for women’s right to vote, on the square.

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