Postcard : Mrs. Pankhurst arrested in Victoria Street. February 13, 1908.

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Postcard : Mrs. Pankhurst arrested in Victoria Street. February 13, 1908.

Description

Photographic postcard of the arrest of Emmeline Pankhurst on the charge of obstructing a policeman while on a deputation to the House of Commons. The next day she received a sentence of six weeks in Holloway prison. The deputation to the Commons followed a meeting at Caxton Hall, where the Suffragettes learned that no mention of women's suffrage was to be made in the King's Speech. Mrs. Pankhurst can be seen here carrying a scroll of paper on which was written the resolution of the meeting. She was also limping, following an injury sustained the previous month (at a Devon by-election) in an altercation with Liberal party supporters. (Museum of London)

Date

1908

Subject

Arrest
England--London
Holloway (London, England)
Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928
Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)

Publisher

London : Photocrom Co., Ltd.

Original Format

Postcards

Physical Dimensions

9 x 14 cm.

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