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Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst (1880–1958) by Kate Simmons, 1910 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Pankhurst, Dame Christabel Harriette (1880–1958), suffragette, was born on 22 September 1880 at 1 Drayton Terrace, Old Trafford, Manchester, the daughter of Richard Marsden Pankhurst (1835/6–1898), a radical barrister, and his wife, Emmeline Goulden (1858–1928) [see Pankhurst, Emmeline]. The eldest of their five children, ...


Watson [née Wall], Edith Mary (1888–1966), suffragist and police officer, was born on 6 November 1888, in the infirmary, Hackney union workhouse, the illegitimate daughter of Martha Wall, a domestic servant. With her mother and stepfamily, Edith lived in Marylebone, helping with her mother's sweated labour, sewing buttons on shirts. She was educated at ...