Clipping : "Suffragettes Sentenced to 5-Year Term: penal servitude for woman who threw hatchet at premier Asquith." [August 8, 1912]

PERI-1912-08 Suffragettes Sentenced.jpg

Title

Clipping : "Suffragettes Sentenced to 5-Year Term: penal servitude for woman who threw hatchet at premier Asquith." [August 8, 1912]

Description

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 throwing a hatchet at a carriage carrying Prime Minister, H.H. Asquith and instead, hit and injured John Redmond, a member of Parliament and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party. Evans was convicted for setting fire to the Theatre Royal.

Date

[1912-08-08]

Subject

Arrest
Baker, Mary Elizabeth, 1836-1913
Evans, Gladys, 1877-1967
Imprisonment
Leigh, Mary, 1885-1978
Women--Suffrage--Great Britain
Women prisoners--Great Britain--Political activity

Language

English

Coverage

London, England

Original Format

clippings (information artifacts)

Physical Dimensions

30.5 cm. ; 1 col.

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