Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), Honorary Secretary, and later Honorary Treasurer, of the WSPU, c. 1909. Emmeline was a charismatic leader and eloquent speaker. By 1913 she had served three prison sentences; two in 1908 for leading a deputation to Parliament and one for inciting the public to 'rush' the House of Commons. In the wake of the window smashing of March 1912, she was sentenced to nine months in prison for conspiracy to commit damage.


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