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.
In 1897 small groups of women joined forces to form the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. (NUWSS) led by Millicent Garrett Fawcett who maintained that peaceful protests were the only way to achieve equal rights for women. Millicent strongly believed that violence or trouble caused by protesters would only prove to men that women could not be trusted with the right to vote.
Suffragette Christabel Pankhurst, the co-founder and leader of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), photographed inside The Women's Exhibition held at the Princes' Skating Rink, Knightsbridge in May 1909. The exhibition was organised by the WSPU as a fund-raising, recruiting and propoganda excercise. Sale proceeds from the exhibition went into the union's suffrage campaign fund.