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Manuscript/Mixed Material Suffragettes Rush the House of Commons

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  • Suffragettes Rush the House of Commons

Created / Published

  • Current Literature, [October 1908]


  • -  suffrage-Militant
  • -  suffrage-demonstration
  • -  Women's Social and Political Union (England)
  • -  England-parliamentary suffrage
  • -  suffrage strategies
  • -  Pankhurst, Christabel
  • -  Pankhurst, Emmeline (1858-1928)
  • -  Matters, Miss Mureil
  • -  Women's Freedom League (England)
  • -  Drummond, Flora
  • -  Fox, Helen
  • -  Noilans, Alison
  • -  How-Martyn, Mrs
  • -  Holmes, Marion
  • -  Malone, Dorothy
  • -  Billington-Greig, Mrs
  • -  Clippings


  • Clippings


  • -  Detailed description of militant British suffragists agitation during October 1908. Emmeline Pankhurst's attempt to "rush" the House of Commons on October 13 resulted in 37 arrests, followed by a trial in police court, October 14-24, in which Christabel Pankhurst cross-examined David Lloyd George and Herbert Gladstone before going to jail. Photomechanical print of Flora Drummond, Christabel Pankhurst and Emmeline Pankhurst in court
  • -  On October 28 Helen Fox and Muriel Matters chained themselves to brass work in the ladies' gallery and rained suffrage handbills upon the House of Commons while Marion Holmes and other members of the Women's Freedom League stormed the Commons lobbies and Dorothy Malone climbed the equestrian statue of King Richard. Photomechanical prints of Helen Fox, Alison Noilans, Mrs. How Martyn and Mrs. Billington-Greig, under arrest; and other women just released from Holloway Jail being lead by suffragettes in white to a suffrage demonstration
  • -  London Times condemned these escapades as "childish demonstrations which silly women think clever."


  • clipping, 5 p.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • JK1881 .N357 sec. XVI, no. 3-9 NAWSA Coll
  • series: Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; Scrapbook 7 (1908-1909)

Source Collection

  • Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911


  • Rare Book And Special Collections Division

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