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Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst (born Emmeline Goulden) (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement which helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back." She was widely criticized for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her work is recognized as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain.

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Emmeline Pankhurst - Gallery
... Portrait badge of Emmeline Pankhurst - c1909 - Sold in large numbers by the WSPU to raise funds for its cause - Museum of London The last resting place of Emmeline Pankhurst in Brompton Cemetery ...
Women's Suffrage In The United Kingdom - Timeline
... Women's Social and Political Union WSPU is formed (led by Emmeline Pankhurst) 1904 Militancy begins ... Emmeline Pankhurst interrupts a Liberal Party meeting ... an axe, protesting that she was maiming a beautiful woman just as the government was maiming Emmeline Pankhurst with force feeding 4 August 1914 First World War ...

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    ...I want to say to you who think women cannot succeed, we have brought the government of England to this position, that it has to face this alternative: either women are to be killed or women are to have the vote.
    Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928)

    The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood, and for these deeds of horror and destruction men have been rewarded with monuments, with great songs and epics. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness. Time alone will reveal what reward will be allotted to women.
    —Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928)