Votes For Women
Gift Tags Pack
Contains x4 gift tags depicting: prominent suffragist Millicent Fawcett, and suffragettes Sylvia Pankhurst, Annie Kenney, and Emmeline Pankhurst.
Each tag is 7 x 4.5 cm and comes ready-punched with red and white twine. The pack of 4 comes in an A7 bio-degradable cello with a small cardboard backer, and is posted in a hard-backed envelope.
Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929) British feminist and suffragist, intellectual, political and union leader, and writer. She campaigned tirelessly to improve women’s opportunities for higher education and, in 1875, co-founded Newnham College, Cambridge. She later became president of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (the NUWSS) which helped women win the right to vote.
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) British political activist and founder and leader of the British suffragette movement (WSPU). She was widely criticised for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.
Annie Kenney (1879-1953) English suffragette who became a leading figure in the WSPU. Kenney was one of the WSPU’s few working class members and when the organisation decided to open a branch in the East End, she was asked to leave her mill job and join Sylvia (Pankhurst) to work full-time there.
Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) English artist, campaigner for the suffragette movement, prominent left communist and anti-fascist activist. She and Amy Bull founded the East London Federation of the WSPU, an attempt to defend the interests of women in the poorer parts of London. She spent much of her later life agitating on behalf of Ethiopia, where she eventually moved.