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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Pankhurst, Emmeline Goulden 1858-1928. British suffrage leader who advocated militancy and violence in order to gain public recognition. With her daughters Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958) and Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) she founded (1903) the Women's Social and Political Union, a women-only, nonpartisan group whose motto was "Deeds, not Words.”

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  • To compare her to Emily Pankhurst is (a) wildly inaccurate, and (b) offensive.

    An Academic Writes

  • Emmeline Pankhurst is currently rotating at 8,500 rpm.

    Archive 2004-07-18

  • says Kevin McCarra, before standing back to allow 500 Liverpool/Chelsea fans to vent their fury/relief below the line. which leaves no stone unturned in its handling of Richard 'Pankhurst' Keys and Andy 'Davison' Gray.

    The Guardian World News

  • Now, thanks to Pankhurst, I have the answer to how the emotions marbling the story really came about:

    Randy Susan Meyers: Is This Book About You? The Butter in the Cookies

  • Women in a few other countries—New Zealand, Australia, Finland—had already won the right to vote; in England, militant suffragettes such as Emmeline Pankhurst were constantly making headlines by smashing windows, chaining themselves to railings, and staging hunger strikes in jail.

    Uprising

  • The cause chugged along in this manner until the Manchester group splintered, and the women, led by Christabel Pankhurst, grew fed up with the constitutional methods NUWSS favored.

    Shoulder to Shoulder | Edwardian Promenade

  • The militant suffrage movement in Great Britain began as a Pankhurst family enterprise that, from 1903 to 1905 remained focused around Manchester, until the general election of 1905 brought matters to a head.

    Shoulder to Shoulder | Edwardian Promenade

  • Two Latvian anarchists hold out for seven hours in a gun battle with more than 200 armed police following a botched robbery at a jeweller's shop in Houndsditch.1912 Sylvia Pankhurst, left, forms the East London Federation of Suffragettes1915 Aerial bombing comes to London with a Zeppelin raid dropping incendiaries on Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Stepney, Stratford and Leytonstone1936 The battle of Cable Street.

    How power, money and art are shifting to the East End

  • Emmeline Pankhurst, Germaine Greer, Clare Balding: your struggle is far from over, if Saturday's sports coverage on TV is anything to go by.

    Women's sporting emancipation could use a famous hot dog or two

  • Britain belongs as much to the memory of Pankhurst, Hardie and Orwell as it does to figures from the right, and I'm not sure the Guardian knows how to take pride in British history.

    Good to meet you: Ben Clempson

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