Mrs Pankhurst in prison dress: 1905-1914
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Photograph of Mrs Pankhurst in prison dress. Emmeline Pankhurst was the Honorary Secretary of the WSPU and later Honorary treasurer. Born in Manchester from a radical political background, Emmeline married Dr. Richard Pankhurst, the 'red doctor' a radical feminist barrister. Their daughetrs were also involved in the WSPU. By 1913, Emmeline had served three prison sentences, two for leading a deputation to Parliament, and for inciting the public to 'rush' the House of Commons, and in the wake of the window smashing of March 1912, she was sentenced to nine months in prison for conspiracy to commit damage.
1905 AD - 1914 AD