We owe so much to these brave women
Suffragette Doll: c.1911
Suffragette Doll: c.1911This doll is dressed as a suffragette prisoner in prison clothing marked with convicts' arrows. A suffragette supporter would have made the doll's clothes. Such dolls were regularly sold at bazaars held to raise funds for the militant suffragette campaign.
Obverse view of Suffragette Hunger Strike medal: 1912
Obverse view of Suffragette Hunger Strike medal. Silver Hunger Strike Medal with green, white, purple striped ribbon. Inscribed "For Valour / Hunger Strike / Florence Haig" plus the dates of her hunger strikes. Suffragettes treated the fight for the vote as a military campaign. From 1909, those who served prison terms for militancy were awarded medals for their service to the cause. Imitating military honours, hunger strike medals were decorated with enamelled tricolour bars, each bar marking...
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“Charlotte Despard (1844-1939) was an English-born, later Irish-based suffragist, novelist, Sinn Féin activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection advocate.” Picture taken by James Jarché for the Daily Herald, June 1933: speaking at an anti-fascist rally in Trafalgar Square, London