Legacy Tree III (Blue)

Longarm quilted by Mandy Parks of The Quilt's Whiskers

  • Gladys Aylward (1902 – 1970) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Helped establish protection for orphans, advocated prison reform and overseeing the ending of the practice of foot binding. Famous for taking 100 children through enemy lines to safety.

  • Benazir Bhutto (1953 – 2007) (Pakistan)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    The first ever female leader of a Muslim country, she represented modernity with her championing of democratic and egalitarian values in a conservative state. Original image By iFaqeer (en:Image:Benazir01.jpg) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Pearl S Buck (1892 – 1973) (A)
    Sewn by Paula Doyle

    A prominent advocate of civil and women’s rights, she founded the first international interracial adoption agency.

  • Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) (A)
    Sewn by Venetta Morger

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for commitment to advancing democracy and human rights and also to finding peaceful solution to international conflicts.

  • Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa) (c 1745 – 1779) (GB)
    Sewn by Carole Montague

    A freed slave, his posthumous autobiography was considered highly influential in the ending of the African slave trade for Britain and its colonies with the Slave Trade Act of 1807.

  • Betty Ford (1918 – 2011) (A)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    A passionate supporter and activist for the Equal Rights Amendment and a leader in the Women’s Movement.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates (1955 - ) (1964 - ) (A)
    Sewn by Kate Owens

    The Gates Foundation (or Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation BMGF) was launched in 2000. The foundation’s aims are to enhance healthcare and reduce poverty on a global scale. Original image by Kjetil Ree (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • John Howard (1726 – 1790) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton & Paula Doyle

    Philanthropist and first English prison reformer. His name lives on in the Howard League for Penal Reform.

  • Asma Jilani Jahangir (1952 - ) (P)
    Sewn by Liz Sutherland

    Works to prevent persecution of women, religious minorities and exploitation of children. A founding member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Original image by English: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Flickr) [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons.

  • Angelina Jolie (1975 - ) (A)
    Sewn by Linda Seward

    Promotes humanitarian causes and is noted for her work with refuges as Special Envoy and formerly Goodwill Ambassador for UN for Refugees. Original image by Foreign and Commonwealth Office [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Coretta Scott King (1927 – 2006) (A)
    Sewn by Ellie Jeffrey

    Participated in many exploits during protests for African – American rights, she was an advocate of nonviolent direct actions to achieve social change.

  • William Murray (1705 – 1793) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    He is best known for his judgment in 1772 where he held that slavery had no basis in common law and had never been established by legislation (positive law) in England, so it was not a binding law.

  • Carrie Nation (also Carry) (1846 – 1911) (A)
    Sewn by Venetta Morger

    An American woman who was a radical member of the temperance movement which opposed alcohol. Known for attacking the property of alcohol-serving establishments with a hatchet.

  • Sir Douglas Nicholls (1906 – 1988) (Indigenous Australian)
    Sewn by Virginia Ashberry

    From the Yorta Yorta people. A field officer for the Aborigines Advancement League, he called for dignity in treatment of aboriginal people as human beings.

  • Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809) (GB & A)
    Sewn by Virginia Ashberry & Pam Gooch

    Political activist who inspired rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Wrote ‘Rights of Man’.

  • Andrei Sakharov (1921 – 1989) (R)
    Sewn by Virginia Ashberry & Pam Gooch

    He was an advocate of civil liberties and civil reforms. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975, the committee called him “a spokesman for the conscience of mankind”.

  • Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) (Fr)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophy of ‘Reverence for Life’, mainly expressed in his founding and sustaining his hospital in Lambarene (Gabon, Africa). Original image by Bundesarchiv, Bild 145 Bild-00014770 / CC-BY-SA [CC BY-SA 3.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Lech Walesa (1943) (P)
    Sewn by Carole Montague

    Human rights activist, Polish politician and trade union organizer, he co-founded Solidarity (the first trade union in the Soviet bloc). Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1983. Original image by MEDEF (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 – 1797) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Wrote the most significant book in the early feminist movement ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Women’.

  • Liu Xiao Bo (1955) (C)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton & Paula Doyle

    Professor and human rights activist who called for political reforms. Currently imprisoned as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, China. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

Words on Tree

  • With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism
  • Buses to Selma leave from here
  • By the People for the People
  • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

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

John FitzRobert, John de Lacy, Eustace de Vesci, Robert FitzWalter, William de Mowbray, Geoffrey de Mandeville, Richard de Clare