Emmeline Pankhurst-February 25th

On February 25th, 1913 Emmeline Pankhurst went on trial for bombing the villa of David Lloyd George.

 

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Emily Davison-1913 Derby

I was brought up to respect these women who had fought so bravely for the right to vote and it was a right which my grandmother took extremely seriously, often citing Emily Davison   who had thrown herself under the King’s racehorse to secure this right.

There were mixed feelings even among women about the suffragettes fight.

My own Great Grandmother is quoted as saying basically that she was not keen on women entering parliament and was more keen on the idea of social democracy for all.

Emmeline Pankhurst founded the WSPU(Women’s Social and Political Union) in 1903.The right to vote had already been obtained in British colonies such as Australia(1901) and New Zealand.

 

The voice of Christabel Pankhurst(1908)