Women’s Social and Political Union

Women's Social and Political Unio

Women's Social and Political Unio

Women’s Social and Political Union

The WSPU was founded at the Pankhurst family home in Manchester on October 10, 1903, by a group of six women, led by Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst. It was the leading militant organization campaigning for Women’s suffrage in Great Britain, and was best known for its hunger strikes, windows smashing in prominent buildings and night-time arson of unoccupied houses and churches.

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