Who are the 100 Welsh Heroes?
The 100 Welsh Heroes on this site are here as a result of Wales' largest ever online poll. Between 8th September 2003 and 23rd of February 2004, Culturenet Cymru received over 80,000 nominations and votes in their quest to find the greatest Welsh men and women of all time.
The heroes featured here showcase the extraordinary talents of Welsh men and women through the ages, in almost all fields of human endeavour. Using this site you can study the achievements of all 100 heroes.
66 - Margaret Haig Thomas (Viscountess Rhondda) (108 votes)
Suffragette, civil servant and publisher known as “The Welsh Boadicea”
Margaret Haig Thomas was the daughter of a wealthy mine-owning family who went to jail for her part in the campaign to give women the vote. She survived being torpedoed in World War One, became a powerful civil servant and founded the influential magazine “Time and Tide.” A pioneering feminist who
blazed a trail for women of later generations