Pamphlet : Votes for women. [Speech in defence of members of the Women's Freedom League at Bow Street Police Court. August 19th, 1909].

DOCU.1909.12.jpg

Title

Pamphlet : Votes for women. [Speech in defence of members of the Women's Freedom League at Bow Street Police Court. August 19th, 1909].

Description

On Thursday, August 19th 1909, eight members of the Women's Freedom League were arrested at different times in Downing Street, where they had gone to present a petition to Prime Minister, H.H. Asquith. The women were charged with 'obstructing the police in the execution of their duty'. Timothy Michael Healy, K.C., M.P. appeared for the defence. Sixteen women were tried in the Bow street police court and ten were sentenced to terms of imprisonment from one month to six weeks.

Healy (1855-1931) was an Irish Nationalist leader and a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Date

[1912]

Subject

Arrest
Despard, C. (Charlotte)
Great Britain. Magistrates' Court (London : Bow Street)
Healy, T. M. (Timothy Michael), 1855-1931
Women--Suffrage--Great Britain
Women's Freedom League

Creator

Women's Freedom League
Healy, T. M. (Timothy Michael), 1855-1931

Publisher

London : Women's Freedom League

Format

16 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1909.12

Original Format

Pamphlets

Physical Dimensions

23 cm.

Social Bookmarking

Comments