Sylvia Pankhurst tea towel
Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882 - 1960) was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom. She worked alongside her mother Emmeline and her sister Christabel with the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) though by 1914 she had many disagreements with them over the route the WSPU was taking and she eventually left. With the help of Keir Hardie she set up her own organisation the 'East London Federation of Suffragettes' but later changed to the 'Women's Suffrage Federation' and then to the 'Workers Socialist Federation'. She was for a time a prominent leftwing communist and anti-war campaigner who then devoted herself to the cause of anti-fascism and to Haile Selassie and Ethiopia where she spent her remaining years.