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The Suffragette Split

The Pankhurst family were crucial to the Suffragette movement in the early 20th Century. The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was founded in Manchester, Pankhurst’s hometown, prior to World War 1. There were six founders of the WSPU, including both Sylvia and Emmeline Pankhurst. The WSPU displayed a more…

Women in WW1

The story of the stoic and diligent women of the Great War, newly mobilized and feted as heroines of the home front, is by now one well told, particularly in the history of feminism. But was there really a sea change in attitudes towards gender roles in those tumultuous years,…