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Newspaper report of Maude Edward's trial in Edinburgh, 1914
 
Newspaper report of Maude Edward's trial in Edinburgh, 1914
 
Newspaper report of Maude Edward's trial in Edinburgh, 1914
 
Newspaper report of Maude Edward's trial in Edinburgh, 1914
 

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Source 17:  Newspaper report - 'Stormy scenes at Edinburgh trial', The Suffragette, 10 July 1914

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.

[Shelfmark: Acc. 4498/6]

Source: The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: A Regional Survey, by Elizabeth Crawford

 
 

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