A Lancashire Lass in Clogs and Shawl: 1907
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A Lancashire Lass in Clogs and Shawl Being 'Escorted' Through the Palace Yard, Westminster, 20 March 1907. The parliamentary defeat of a Private Members Bill that would have given the vote to some women, was the catalyst for this demonstration. Forty Lancashire mill girls and Annie Kenney joined hundreds of suffragettes trying to get into the Lobby of the House of Commons. Many were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and reisting the police. Sixty-five were sentenced to jail terms of up to four weeks.
1907 AD - 1907 AD