Charlotte Despard: c.1910
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Charlotte Despard: c.1910

Women's Social and Political Union

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Charlotte Despard (1844-1939), Hon. Treasurer and President of the Women's Freedom League. Charlotte originally served as joint Honorary Secretary of the WSPU but left in 1907 as a result of a number of policy differences with the Pankhursts. With Teresa Billington-Greig and Edith How Martyn, Despard subsequently formed the Women's Freedom league. Under her leadership the Women's Freedom League encouraged its members to take part in non-violent resistance such as evading the Census of 1911, refusing to pay any taxes until women were given the vote, and wearing the League's colours of green, white and gold.




1910 AD - 1910 AD

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