Pankhurst, Emmeline Goulden
Cat and MouseAct (Prisoners, Temporary Discharge for Health, Act 1913). This pattern repeated itself 12 times in the following 12 months. On the outbreak of World War I, however, the government granted her a full release, and she turned her powers of leadership from the suffragist movement to the war effort. After the war she moved to Canada and her work for women's rights virtually ceased. Upon her return to England in 1926 she was a nationally revered figure. She died while standing for election to Parliament as a Conservative candidate two years later. A statue in her memory stands at Westminster.
See her autobiography, My Own Story (1914, repr. 1970), and the biography by her daughter E. S. Pankhurst (1936, repr. 1969) R. Strachey, The Cause (1928, repr. 1969) D. Barker, Prominent Edwardians (1969).
Her oldest daughter,
See B. Castle Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst (1987).
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