• I was born in Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1858.
  • In 1879 I married Richard Marsden Pankhurst, a women’s right advocate and lawyer.
  • In 1889, my husband and I founded the Women’s Franchise League, and then in 1903 I founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).
  • My initial leadership of the WSPU targeted the Liberal government, before I lead the transition to extreme militancy, such as use of arson, from July 1912.
  • In 1914, on the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918), I called off the suffrage campaign.
  • In subsequent years I lectured and resided in North America. I died in 1928, a mere two weeks after The Representation of the People Act was passed, which established voting equality for men and women.

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