HISTORY MURAL IGNORES MRS T
THere is at least one scandalous omission from a mural claiming to show the 130 most significant women in British history, to be hung at the National Portrait Gallery.
Work In Progress, by
Jann Haworth and Liberty Blake, was inspired by The Beatles’
Sgt. Pepper album cover, which Haworth co-created in 1967 with her husband at the time and Liberty’s father, Peter Blake. The women include elizabeth I, Diane Abbott, Britain’s first black woman MP, maureen Colquhoun, the first openly gay woman MP, and the suffragette emmeline Pankhurst.
But the exhibit has no space for margaret Thatcher, Britain’s female prime minister and the longest-serving occupant of No 10 in the 20th century. Why?