The name of a family of English suffragists, comprising Mrs. Emmeline (1858–1928) and her daughters, Christabel (1880–1958) and (Estelle) Sylvia (1882–1960). In 1903, they founded the Women’s Social and Political Union. When Christabel was imprisoned in 1905, Emmeline initiated the militant suffrage campaign that continued until the outbreak of World War I.
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