No 5. Charlotte Manning (1803-1871 ) was one of the important women who were role models for Elizabeth Garrett , Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon. Older women who had campaigned against slavery in the 1840's went on to support colleges to educate women- Bedford College and Queens College London, where these campaigners could attend classes. Charlotte hosted the Kensington Society, where younger women had a safe setting to discuss controversial issues like the vote. Charlotte Solly married Mr Spier and went to live in India. She became interested in Indian history, about which she wrote a book.Ancient India, (1859) Returning to
In the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography she is mentioned in the biography of her step daughter Elizabeth Adelaide Manning.