Louise Coyne

Postgraduate Research Student



Louise has a BA in History from the University of Oxford and an MA in Irish Studies from the University of Liverpool.

Louise’s research focuses on the connection between the Pankhurst family and Irish Nationalism in Britain, especially in Manchester. The Pankhurst family had numerous connections to Irish Nationalism: Richard supported Irish Home Rule and even stood for Parliament on that basis, Emmeline was ‘awakened’ by the death of the Manchester Martyrs, Christabel reportedly used Parnell’s tactics and Sylvia supported protests against the Dublin Lock-Out. This research aims to look closely at these connections and analyse how both the Irish National Movement and the British Suffrage Movement interacted with one another.