Emmeline Pankhurst



Emmeline Goulden was born in Manchester,England , in 1858 on July 14 or 15. She had politically active parents . After studying in Paris, Goulden returned to Manchester, where she met Dr. Richard Pankhurst in 1878. Richard was a lawyer . Though he was 24 years older than Goulden, they married in December 1879, and Goulden became Emmeline Pankhurst. Over the next decade, Pankhurst gave birth to five children: daughters Christabel, Sylvia and Adela, and sons Frank and Harry. Emmeline Pankhurst died on June 14, 1928


  • Emmeline Pankhurst was a leader of the suffragette movement and a political activist. She has been described as being one of the most influential people of the 20th century.
  • The suffragettes were focused on securing women’s rights, especially the right to vote. As well as campaigning, they often broke the law or chained themselves to railings to protest.Emmeline was arrested on many occasions although often released because of poor health.
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Why she is my hero ?

I admire is on Emmeline Pankhurst. I chose her because I think she made a wonderful difference in everyone's lives . Emmeline Pankhurst is courageous because she fought for women’s rights . She fought for 40 years for women and people to get the right to vote.