Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?
This is Emmeline Pankhurst.
She was born in Manchester in 1858, and fought hard for equal voting rights for women.
Find out more about her, below.
- Emmeline Pankhurst thought that women should have equal rights to men.
- She started the Women’s Social and Political Union with her daughters. Members became known as 'suffragettes'.
- Suffragettes believed in taking action so that people would listen to them. Many thought that they were criminals because of this.
Did you know?
- Emmeline had ten brothers and sisters! She was the oldest girl.
- Emmeline’s husband was also involved in the fight for women’s rights.
- She often wore a disguise when she went out, to make it harder for the police to see and arrest her.