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The unknown Pankhurst

Milan, 15 December 1913 - A Miss Adela Pankhurst was heard giving a speech on the feminist movement in Milan this week. The speech began in French, continued in Italian and then in English. She was warmly received by her audience due to her good humour and touching nature.

However, The Suffragette, the organ of the women’s suffrage movement declares it knows nothing about her, therefor it was wondered if she had deceived the crowd. The Suffragette states that the two daughters of Mrs Pankhurst are not currently in Milan. Miss Christabel is in Paris and Miss Sylvia is in London.

When Adela was asked who she was she neither confirmed nor denied that she was a daughter of Mrs Pankhurst, instead she merely smiled.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.