Legacy Tree I

Longarm quilted by Isabel Hall Kennedy - Compton Quilting Services

  • Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 – 1910) (A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    The first female medical school graduate (US) and first female on UK Medical Register, Elizabeth was a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine.

  • Shami Chakrabarti (1969 - ) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Director of Liberty and campaigner on topics such as human rights and civil liberties she has a belief in an appropriate balance between personal privacy and media freedom and in the Rule of Law. Original image by walnut whippet [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Thomas Clarkson (1760 – 1846) (GB)
    Sewn by Pam Thompson

    English abolitionist and leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire.

  • William Garrow (1760 – 1840) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    A Barrister, Politician and Judge, known for his indirect reform of the advocacy legal system used in most common law actions today. He introduced the phrase ‘presumed innocent until proven guilty’.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev (1931- ) (R)
    Sewn by Evelyne Wheeler

    Last leader of the Soviet Union, his policies of ‘glasnost’ (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) contributed to end of the Cold War. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. Original image by The Official CTBTO Photostream [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Elijah Harper (1949 – 2013) (1st Nation Canadian)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Canadian Politician & Chief of his Ojibwa-Cree Community, Manitoba. He refused to accept the Meech Lake Accord as it had been negotiated without the input of Canada’s First Nations Peoples.

  • Vaclav Havel (1936 – 2011) (Czech)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    A Czech writer, dissident and politician, he spent many years in prison and his Civic Forum party played a major part in toppling communism in Czechoslovakia in 1989. Original image by User:Martin Kozák [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Chief Joseph (1840 – 1904) (A)
    Sewn by Venetta Morger

    A principled resistance to forcible removal from his ancestral lands made him renowned as a humanitarian and peacemaker.

  • John F Kennedy (1917 – 1963) (A)
    Sewn by Madelyn Bell

    One of his first Presidential acts was to create the Peace Corps. His civil rights address on 1 June 1963 launched his initiative to provide equal access to public schools and other facilities.

  • Harper Lee (1926 - ) (A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book in 1960 dealing with the racism she observed as a child. The book about honour and conduct continues to resonate through the decades.

  • Harvey Bernard Milk 1930 – 1978) (A)
    Sewn by Venetta Morger

    The first openly gay person to be elected to public office in San Francisco. Milk was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city before he was assassinated. Original image by Daniel Nicoletta, crop by Sven Manguard [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910) (GB)
    Sewn by Kate Martin

    English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

  • Louis Riel (1844 – 1885) (1st Nation Canadian)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    A political and spiritual leader of the Metis people of the Canadian Prairies, he sought to preserve their rights and culture as their homelands came under the Canadian sphere of influence.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) (A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    She advocated for women’s roles in the workplace, civil rights of African and Asian Americans, and the rights of WW2 refugees.

  • Ignatius Sancho (c 1729 – 1780) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Born on a slave ship, he became known as the first black Briton to vote in a British election and became a symbol of the immorality of the slave trade.

  • Mary Seacole (1805 – 1881) (Jamaican/GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Provided assistance for the Crimean War wounded. She was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991 and in 2004 she was voted the greatest black Briton.

  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1981-2008) (R)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Russian novelist and critic of Soviet forced labour camp system and gulags. Awarded Nobel Prize in literature in 1970 although his books were banned in his own country. Original image by Verhoeff, Bert / Anefo [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Clive Stafford Smith (1959 - ) (GB)
    Sewn by Alison Garner

    A British attorney who specialises in the areas of civil rights and the death penalty in the US. Legal Director of Human Rights not-for-profit organisation ‘Reprieve’. Original image by Ambra Vernuccio - http://www.ambravernuccio.com/ (Clive Stafford SmithUploaded by Edward) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Harriet Tubman (c. 1822 – 1913) (A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Born into slavery, she escaped and made over 13 missions to rescue over 70 enslaved family and friends. After the US Civil War, she campaigned for women’s suffrage.

  • Harry Wu (1937 - ) (C & A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Activist for human rights in Peoples Republic of China. Established Laogai Research Foundation to document and publicize human rights violations in China. Original image by Medill DC (Flickr: Harry Wu) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Words on Tree

  • Do unto others as you would have done to you
  • I have a dream …
  • Liberte Egalite Fraternite
  • … With liberty and justice for all
  • My freedom ends where your freedom starts

Baron's Shields at Base of Tree (left to right)

Hugh Bigod, William de Huntingfeld, Robert de Montfichet, Robert de Vere, Gilbert de Clare, Geoffrey de Say