Holloway medal presented to Emmeline Pankhurst:1912
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Holloway medal presented to Emmeline Pankhurst:1912


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This image shows a suffragette prisoner's silver hunger strike medal with purple, white and green ribbon. It was presented to Emmeline Pankhurst to commemorate her hunger strike when serving a 9 month sentence in Holloway jail for 'conspiracy to incite persons to commit damage to property'. The medal is inscribed "For Valour/March 1st 1912/Hunger Strike/Emmeline Pankhurst".

From 1909, suffragettes who served prison terms were awarded medals for their service to the cause. In imitation of military honours, the medals were attached to a ribbon in the purple white and green colour-scheme of the Women's Social and Political Union. They were also engraved with the name of the recipient and the date of any hunger strike or force-feeding.




1912 AD - 1912 AD

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