Daughter of an ardent Republican, Fanny was born at 136 Nethergate and grew up an outspoken free-thinker. She went to the USA where she became famous as a writer and lecturer who controversially scorned religion and campaigned for women’s rights, free love and the emancipation of slaves – well ahead of her time.
Image of Slave Medallion copyright The British Museum. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk
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