Photograph of Suffragette Violet Aitken; 1905
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Photograph of Suffragette Violet Aitken; 1905


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Violet was the daughter of Canon Hay Aitken of Norwich Cathedral. She was imprisoned on a number of occasions, once in May 1912 for breaking 12 windows at 245 Regent Street, a premises owned by Jays Ltd, a department store selling fashionable women's clothing. The window breaking campaign was employed by the Women's Political and Social Union to bring attention to the Women€s rights movement. In total 220 men and women were arrested, of whom 150 were sentenced to time in prison.




1905 AD - 1905 AD

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