This newspaper article refers to Maude Edwards' trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday 3 July 1914. She had slashed John Lavery's portrait of King George V on display at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. The outrage was aimed to draw attention to Mrs Pankhurst's failed attempt to lead a deputation to the King at the gates of Buckingham Palace. Maude Edwards was convicted for damaging the painting and imprisoned in Perth. While in jail, she was force-fed despite suffering from a heart condition. She was released on 14 July 1914.
'The Suffragette', 10 July 1914.
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Source: The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: A Regional Survey, by Elizabeth Crawford