Suzie Winsor, freelance illustrator and designer
Mary Seacole (1805-1881)
'I was disgusted to read of Michael Gove's plan to remove Mary Seacole from the National Curriculum and replace her with people he considers 'more traditional figures', such as Lord Nelson . She was a pioneer of modern nursing and an unsung hero of the Victorian age. Her humanity and determination to fight for what she believed in the face of discrimination is truly inspirational. As a role model she is still absolutely relevant.'