Viscountess Rhondda (1883-1958)

Viscountess Rhondda (1883-1958)
  • Title: Margaret Haig Thomas, Viscountess Rhondda (1883–1958)
  • Artist: Alice Mary Burton R.B.A. (1893-1968)
  • Date: 1931
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Catalogue number: Palace of Westminster Collection WOA 7177
  • Description:
    Viscountess Rhondda was a hereditary woman peer in her own right, who was denied the opportunity to sit in the House of Lords following a famous test case before the Lords Committee for Privileges in 1922. She was also an active suffragette in her youth, a leading feminist between the wars, a magazine proprietor and a successful businesswoman, including become the first, and only, female president of the Institute of Directors.

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