Charlotte Despard


Charlotte Despard (née French) born Ripple, Kent, England June 15, 1844 (d. 1939). English pacifist and feminist; opposed World War I; first suffrage arrest 1906; twice in Holloway prison for suffrage protests 1907; Theosophist, friend of Gandhi; used nonviolent resistance; furniture seized for tax refusal; supported Irish independence; Dublin home mobbed by anti-communists 1933.


"Superiority in physical force was the first weapon which was used by the opponent of Woman's suffrage." (photo