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Depicting Dame Christabel Pankhurst (1880 – 1958) British suffragette and co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).
Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is accompanied by a short bio and posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.
Dame Christabel Pankhurst (1880 – 1958) British suffragette and co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).
Christabel Pankhurst was the daughter of women's suffrage movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst and radical socialist Richard Pankhurst, and sister to Sylvia and Adela Pankhurst.
She obtained a Law degree from the University of Manchester, and received honours on her LL.B. exam but, as a woman, was not allowed to practise law. In 1905 Christabel Pankhurst interrupted a Liberal Party meeting by shouting demands for voting rights for women. She was arrested and, along with fellow suffragette Annie Kenney, went to prison rather than pay a fine as punishment for their outburst.
Due to differing political views, Christabel and her sister Sylvia did not get along. Sylvia was against turning the WSPU towards solely upper- and middle-class women and using militant tactics, while Christabel thought it was essential. Her support of the war against Germany led her to call for the military conscription of men and the industrial conscription of women into national service in the pages of Britannia (the successor to The Suffragette). She called also for the internment of all people of enemy nationality, men and women, young and old, found on these shores.
Leaving England in 1921, she moved to the United States where she eventually became an evangelist with Plymouth Brethren links and became a prominent member of Second Adventist movement. In 2006, a blue plaque for Christabel and her mother was placed by English Heritage at 50, Clarendon Road, Notting Hill, London W11 3AD, where they had lived.