Mary Richardson  

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In 1914, suffragette Mary Richardson slashed The Rokeby Venus at the National Gallery, London

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Mary Richardson (1889–1961) was a Canadian suffragette active in the women's suffrage movement in the United Kingdom.

Her most famous act of defiance occurred in 10 March 1914 when she entered the National Gallery, London and slashed the Rokeby Venus. She later stood as a Labour Party candidate during several election campaigns, and was a member of the British Union of Fascists for a short time in the 1930s.

Richardson died on November 7, 1961 in Hastings.

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