Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette leader.  By unknown photographer  Bromide print, mid 1900s

Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette leader. By unknown photographer Bromide print, mid 1900s

A portrait of Christabel Pankhurst, by Ethel Wright.

How the Suffragettes used fashion to further the cause

A portrait of Christabel Pankhurst, by Ethel Wright.

Annie Kenney, (1879 - 1953) Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied.

Annie Kenney, (1879 - 1953) Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied.

Christabel Pankhurst: 1880-1958; Christabel (daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst) advocated the use of militant tactics to win the vote for women in England.  Pankhurst, with Annie Kenney, unfurled a banner reading "Votes for Women" at a Liberal Party meeting in 1905.  Her action received world-wide attention after they were thrown out of the meeting.  The two were arrested and sent to prison.  Christabel then directed a campaign that included physical action, hunger strikes, and huge rallies.

Christabel Pankhurst: 1880-1958; Christabel (daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst) advocated the use of militant tactics to win the vote for women in England. Pankhurst, with Annie Kenney, unfurled a banner reading "Votes for Women" at a Liberal Party meeting in 1905. Her action received world-wide attention after they were thrown out of the meeting. The two were arrested and sent to prison. Christabel then directed a campaign that included physical action, hunger strikes, and huge rallies.

'Unknown' entries on Home Office list of suffragettes arrested 1906-1914 (catalogue reference HO 45/24665)

'Unknown' entries on Home Office list of suffragettes arrested 1906-1914 (catalogue reference HO 45/24665)

Women's Social and Political Union founders Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst in prison garb

Women's Social and Political Union founders Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst in prison garb

Mrs. Pankhurst and Miss Christabel Pankhurst in prison dress.

Mrs. Pankhurst and Miss Christabel Pankhurst in prison dress.

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Christabel Pankhurst at Trafalgar Square, 1908.

Nine inspiring lessons the suffragettes can teach feminists today

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