Christabel Pankhurst

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CP 's early writing career was devoted to advancing the cause of militant suffragism; the second half of her career marked a shift to religious radicalism formed in part by her experience of the first world war.
Black and white photograph of young Christabel Pankhurst, standing in a garden with roses and other flowering plants behind her. She has her hands behind her back and one knee bent under a long flowing dress with draped skirt over pleated under-skirt, and a thick dark waistband. She has jaw-length wavy hair and her face is turned up as if to look at the sky.
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Milestones

22 September 1880
CP was born, the eldest child in a remarkable family of activists.
Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography. Routledge, 2002.
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Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Life of Emmeline Pankhurst. Kraus Reprint, 1969.
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By September 1913
In The Great Scourge and How to End It (whose US edition as Plain Facts about a Great Evil preceded this London one) CP laid grave charges about respectable married women infected with venereal disease.
Pankhurst, Christabel. “The Great Scourge and How to End It”. Suffrage and the Pankhursts, edited by Jane Marcus, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987, pp. 187 -40.
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Winslow, Barbara, and Sheila Rowbotham. Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics and Political Activism. UCL Press, 1996.
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Martz, Linda. “An AIDS-Era Reassessment of Christabel Pankhurst’s The Great Scourge and How to End It”. Women’s History Review, No. 3/4, pp. 435 - 46.
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13 February 1958
CP died unexpectedly (for she had enjoyed good health) in Santa Monica, California.
Mitchell, David J. The Fighting Pankhursts: A Study in Tenacity. MacMillan, 1967.
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Castle, Barbara. Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst. Penguin, 1987.
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Romero, Patricia W. E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press, 1987.
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Biography

Birth and Influences

22 September 1880
CP was born, the eldest child in a remarkable family of activists.
Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography. Routledge, 2002.
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Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Life of Emmeline Pankhurst. Kraus Reprint, 1969.
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