The intense and fascinating face of Emmeline Pankhurst

The intense and fascinating face of Emmeline Pankhurst

Essential biography of Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the most interesting female characters and charismatic of all those who lived in between '800 and' 900.

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Emmeline Pankhurst arrested during a demonstration in London (1914)

Emmeline Pankhurst arrested during a demonstration in London (1914)

The name of Emmeline Pankhurst It is probably the most famous part of the popular historical knowledge, but yet, especially women today, They owe much to this English lady Manchester, class 1858, leading exponent of the suffragette movement, that in the early years of '900, fought so valiantly was also granted to the female gender right of vote, until then the exclusive prerogative of males.

In 1903 The Pankhurst founded the 'Union social policy and women's, It is in the 1905 He was convicted and imprisoned for having interrupted a meeting of the Liberal Party were demanding that questioned the hot topic of the right to vote to women.

In those years, suffragettes fought a tough ideological struggle against the liberals, considered the main obstacle to the implementation of their claims, and he was rather close to the Independent Labor Party, which they are supported politically.

With the passage of time, the methods of protest movement became more and more markedly strong and exasperated, sometimes violent, eliciting condemnation and subsequent reactions by the authorities.

The outbreak of great War, with its inevitable repercussions in the human environment, political and social, She convinced him the suffragettes to curtail her activities, in exchange for the British government to release all those detained for political offenses.

In those same years, the tireless Pankhurst several trips undertaken in various foreign countries, including Canada, Russia and the US, promoting an important awareness campaign on the issue of universal suffrage; When he returned to his England, the authorities had already granted the right to vote to women from 1918, putting an end to an ancient and sacred struggle of the female gender for the recognition of fundamental prerogatives.

In 1926, Emmeline resumed actively involved in politics, the real passion of his life, this time next to the Conservatives.

He died in 1928 in London.

To learn more about this extraordinary character of his thought revolved around politics and the beginning of twentieth century culture, just read his autobiography, My Own Story, published in 1914 (Article adapted from: (Photo gives: e