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  • Published: 31 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448162680
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560
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The Pankhursts

The History of One Radical Family




A re-issue of Martin Pugh's comprehensive and compelling biography of the Pankhurst family, an extraordinary family whose work for the rights of women challenged the very heart of the polticial and social establishment.

The suffragettes outraged Victorian society but their personal lives were just as dramatic as their public actions. In this gripping and incisive account of the Pankhursts, Martin Pugh reveals the full story behind this unique family: Emmeline, the domineering mother; Christabel, the favourite daughter, who became an Adventist and admirer of Mussolini; Sylvia, the 'scarlet woman'; adn Adela, banished to Australia after a bitter rift.

The result is a narrative that reads like a novel, and a brilliant insight into the history of a family that changed the face of British society for ever.

  • Published: 31 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448162680
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560
Categories:

About the author

Martin Pugh

Martin Pugh was Professor of British History at Newcastle University and Research Professor in History at Liverpool John Moores University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the advisory panel of the BBC History Magazine, and the author of over twelve books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century history. He lives in Northumberland.

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Praise for The Pankhursts

A marvellously gripping narrative with twists and turns of shock and poignancy that are worthy of a three-decker Victorian novel...exposes the full extent of the dysfunctional family that lay just beneath the surface of the Pankhursts' public image

Independent on Sunday

Takes all the previous works on its subject and nudges them off the shelf

Irish Times

A family saga like no other, superbly researched and profoundly stirring

Sunday Times

Move over, Mitfords, The Pankhursts demand centre stage, as women who emerged from Edwardian drapery to break the rules of British society

Literary Review

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