Legacy Tree IV (Red)

Longarm quilted by Isabel Hall Kennedy - Compton Quilting Services

  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 – 1917) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    The first Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in the UK, the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women and the first female head of a British medical school.

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945) (G)
    Sewn by Sheila Roberton

    Christian Activist who opposed the Nazi regime in Germany and spoke out against Hitler’s euthanasia programme and persecution of Jews. Original image by Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1987-074-16 / CC-BY-SA [CC BY-SA 3.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Winston S Churchill (1874 – 1965) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    His refusal to consider surrender, defeat or a compromise unified resistance of British Commonwealth and Empire when they seemed to have the only active opposition to Hitler and Nazi Germany.

  • Sir Edward Coke (1552 – 1634) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    He declared the king to be subject to the law, and the laws of Parliament to be void if in violation of "common right and reason". His Petition of Right is a crucial constitutional document of England.

  • Shirin Ebadi (1947 - ) (Iranian)
    Sewn by Ellie Jeffrey

    Human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Centre in Iran. Awarded 2003 Nobel Peace prize for her significant and pioneering efforts especially for women and children. Original image by English: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Flickr) [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Albert Einstein (1879-1955) (American)
    Sewn by Paula Doyle

    Theoretical physicist and philosopher of science, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. He supported the Allied forces but denounced the idea of nuclear fission being used as a weapon.

  • Elizabeth Fry (1780 – 1845) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    A prison reformer, especially for improving women and children. She also established night shelters for the homeless and destitute. Her training school for nurses inspire Florence Nightingale.

  • Chief Dan George (1899-1981) (1st Nations/Canadian)
    Sewn by Liz Sutherland

    Geswanouth Slahoot was a Band Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Coast Salish Band, North Vancouver. He worked to promote better understanding of the First Nations People.

  • Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) (A)
    Sewn by Venetta Morger

    The principle author of the Declaration of Independence. The 3rd President of the US he was a spokesman for democracy and expressed opposition to slavery.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi (1945 - ) (B)
    Sewn by Jennie Rayment

    Initiated a nonviolent movement towards achieving democracy and human rights when she returned to Burma in 1988. Under house arrest for 21 years in custody she on the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. Original Image By Claude Truong-Ngoc - cc-by-sa-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935 - ) (T)
    Sewn by Paula Doyle

    His goal for Tibet is complete independence from China. Since the failure of the 1959 uprising he has lived in exile in India. Original image by Wolfgang H. Wögerer, Vienna, Austria [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) (SA)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist, he helped form the ANC Youth League in 1944. He never answered racism with more racism – he was devoted to democracy, equality and learning. Original image by South Africa The Good News / www.sagoodnews.co.za [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Emmeline (Emily) Pankhurst (1858-1928) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    Leader of the British Suffragette Movement she co-founded the Women’s Social & Political Union – an all-woman suffrage advocacy organisation.

  • Rosa Lee Parks (1913 – 2005) (A)
    Sewn by Kate Owens

    1st December 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat in the coloured section of the bus to a white passenger after the white section was filled thus becoming an icon of resistance to racial segregation.

  • Oscar Schindler (1908 – 1974) (G)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    An industrialist and member of the Nazi party, he showed tenacity and dedication to protect his Jewish workers from transportation to the concentration camps.

  • Chiune ‘Sempo’ Sugihara (1900 – 1986) (Japan)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    A Japanese diplomat and vice-consul in Lithuania in World War II. By issuing travel visas, he helped more than 6,000 Jews to escape to Japanese territory.

  • Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997) (Indian)
    Sewn by Pam Gooch

    She founded the Missionaries of Charity which is active in over 100 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV, leprosy and tb, soup kitchens, orphanages and schools, and mobile clinics.

  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931 - ) (SA)
    Sewn by Pam Thompson

    First came to international fame in the 1980’s as an opponent of apartheid, received Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. He is active in the defence of human rights and campaigns for all oppressed people. Original image by Elke Wetzig (Elya) (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • William Tyndale (c.1494 – 1536) (GB)
    Sewn by Robbie Roberton

    English scholar and translator of the Bible into English. His work played a key role in the spread of the Reformation across the English speaking world and British Empire.

  • (Oscar) Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (18554 – 1900) (I)
    Sewn by Linda Seward

    One of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

Words on Tree

  • Tianamen Square Tank Man was here
  • Am I not a man and a brother?
  • Liberty and Justice for All
  • Kindness is the only religion
  • Free expression is the basis of human rights
  • To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity

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

Roger Bigod, William Marshall, Richard de Percy, Saher de Quincy, William Hardel, Henry de Bohun