Women's Freedom League

Charlotte Despard Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Papers of Charlotte Despard, née French (1844-1939), suffragette, pacifist, Irish republican and socialist, c. 1900-1935. An active, if at times, extreme exponent of the causes she adopted, Charlotte Despard is a significant figure in the history of early 20th century Britain and Ireland, renowned for the leading role she played in the suffragette movement. Born in Kent in 1844 of Protestant Anglo ...