Tuesday, 5 April 2016

'Olympe au Panthéon'

Not many women have been thought worthy to be buried or memorialised in the Panthéon, the place where France honours its distinguished dead. Some French feminists are trying to put this right, by having a memorial set up there to Olympe de Gouges, the author of The Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Citizeness, who was guillotined in 1793. This picture is taken from Amanda Foreman's ground-breaking TV series, 'The Ascent of Woman'.

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