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POST-1910-40 You Believe.JPG
Part of a series of postcards, this card is labeled S199. The illustration is a girl wearing a "Votes for Women" sash, threatening a young boy with a rolling pin.

POST-1913-26 Bristol Varsity Students Revenge.jpg
Photographic postcard of the a large crowd gathered on the street in front of the Women's Social and Political Union headquarters in Queens Road.

In 1912, the WSPU began a massive campaign of destruction around London, smashing windows,…

POST-1910-51 Southwold Express.jpg
Part of a six-card series of Railway cards entitled, "The Sorrows of Southwold." This card features a suffragette hiding in the branches of a tree, lobbing a bomb at the engine.

In 1918, when universal suffrage was introduced, the suffragette and…

PERI-1917-02 Life Untried Ways of Winning.JPG
Illustration by Ellison Hoover, appeared on page 707 of Life Magazine, entitled "Some (as yet) untried ways of winning the vote." Features five vignettes of women using militant tactics to persuade men, including violence, hitting a man in the face…

PERI-1912-08 Suffragettes Sentenced.jpg
Article about suffragists Mary Leigh and Gladys Evans, sentenced to five years' penal servitude. Lizzie Baker was also charged and sentenced to seven months imprisonment. Mabel Capper, was discharged for lack of evidence.

Leigh was convicted for…

PERI-1912-10 Suffragettes gathering fiasco.jpg
News article about a suffrage demonstration held in London only a few days after 142 women were arrested for smashing shop windows in London's West End. The article discusses the demonstration and the arrest of 50 women, and also the separate raids…

PERI-1912-09 Suffragettes get 4 months.jpg
News article details the sentencing of Emmeline Pankhurst, Mabel Tuke, and Kitty Marshall for smashing two of the windows of the Prime Minister's residence. While Scotland Yard was preparing for a suffrage demonstration scheduled for the following…

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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…

PERI-1910-08 Mob Asquith.jpg
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…

PERI-1912-24 Should Women Use Violence.jpg
Gilman discusses recent militant and sometimes violent tactics by suffragists in England and perceptions of violence by women. In order to conduct a fair evaluation of these tactics, she asks: Is violence ever justifiable? Are women ever justified in…