Miss Christabel Pankhurst




10.6 x 6.3 cm (4 ¼ x 2 ½ inches)

Spy's feature caricature in Vanity Fair, facing p. 160 in Forty Years of 'Spy'.

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British suffragette Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, DBE (22 September 1880 - February 1958), born in Manchester, founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903. Nicknamed "Queen of the Mob," twenty-seven-year-old Pankhurst, who had qualified as a lawyer in 1906, rallied a demonstration in Parliament Square in 1907, and was arrested.

Photograph and text 2023 by Philip V. Allingham.

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Other Political Vanity Fair Caricatures

  • Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampton (Hobart Pasha)
  • Sir Robert William Edis
  • Sir Benjamin Disraeli (Statesmen, No. 1) 30 January 1869
  • Alfred Scott-Gatty, C.V.O. (Garter King-at-Arms) 1905
  • Dizzy and Monty (The Earl Beaconsfield and Mr. Montagu Corry)
  • Prime Minister W. E. Gladstone