Across the Atlantic, England had its own band of suffragettes. Christabel Pankhurst, daughter of leading activist Emmeline, was a co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, for a time directing its militant actions from exile in France. She was named after the Coleridge poem “Christabel” (“the lovely lady Christabel/Whom her father loves so well”). This is one of the old ‘bel’ names currently on the cusp of revival.
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