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Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) on 10th October 1903. At first Emmeline intended that the main aim of the organisation was to recruit working class women into the struggle for the vote. In 1907 Emmeline moved to London and joined her two daughters in the militant struggle for the vote. For the next seven years she was imprisoned repeatedly. Now in her fifties, Emmeline's actions inspired many other women to follow her example of committing acts of civil disobedience. In one eighteen month period, she endured ten hunger-strikes. Read more