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PERI-1910-06 Fight policemen.jpg
Account of rioting by suffragists in England, where women stormed the home of Prime Minister Asquith, smashed windows in the homes of members of Parliament, and attacked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Augustine Birrell. 156 women were reportedly…

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Account of attack on the Prime Minister H.H. Asquith by suffragists following a session in the House of Commons where he made a campaign promise to postpone discussion of a suffrage bill until the next parliament. Rioting and violence continued…

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Account of a suffrage demonstration on Parliament in England led by Emmeline Pankhurst. 82 suffragists and supporters were arrested after bypassing a police cordon and making it to Prime Minister Asquith to demand introduction of the woman suffrage…

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In this address to Parliament, Mill argues that the the word "man" be changed to "person" in the bill they were debating, known as the Representation of the People Bill, later the Reform Bill of 1867. The motion lost by 123 votes.

The back…

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Clipping shows two photographs with captions:
The first, "Officials of the Women's Social and Political Union at Clement's Inn" is a photograph of five women gathered around a table reviewing documents. The women are, from left to right: Flora…