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Emmeline Pankhurst (born July 14, 1858) was the most prominent campaigner for women's right to vote and was transformed into a popular heroine of the early twentieth century. Early in life she was attracted to socialism, then she grew into an entrenched and militant suffragette and ended up as a Conservative Party candidate. Jailed 15 times during her struggles, Pankhurst died in 1928 - just weeks after the Representation of the People Act established voting equality for men and women.
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Pankhurst: A Biography
Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after suffrage, June Purvis documents her early political work, her active role within the suffrage movement and her role as a wife and mother within her family.
Pankhurst and her three daughters, Sylvia, Christabel, and Adela, founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Manchester in 1903.
and Christabel Pankhurst
Along with Mrs. Pankhurst, this book profiles Lord Northcliffe, the
creator of modern journalism; Arthur Balfour, at the centre of British
politics; and Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the world Scout movement.
This new biography examines the guiding principles that underpinned
all of Emmeline Pankhurst's actions, and places her achievements within
a wider social and political context. In this well-structured, fluent
and lively account, Paula Bartley uses new archival material to assess
whether Pankhurst should be seen as a heroine or a tyrant, a conservative
or a progressive.
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