Women’s History: Emmeline Pankhurst -British Suffragette

As this is women’s history month, as well as yesterday’s centenary of International Women’s Day, I thought it appropriate to include some¬†photos I took during a recent trip to London. We came across the statue by chance while walking from Vauxhall to Westminster. Emmeline Pankhurst was a key figure in the Suffragette movement in England. New Zealand and Australian women had already been granted the right to vote.¬† You can read a little more about her on this BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/pankhurst_emmeline.shtml