Emmeline Pankhurst-February 25th

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I was surprised to learn on February 25th, 1913 Emmeline Pankhurst went on trial for bombing the villa of David Lloyd George. (I do not condone her actions by the way.) Dad used to sing: Lloyd George Knew My Father

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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 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. It could be either my Great Grandmother or her sister in law who had the same name. She had stated that men were doing a bad enough job of voting on their own. (or something pretty similar)

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. I think my Great Grandmother may have belonged to the very early Labour Party.

The voice of Christabel Pankhurst(1908)

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