Photos of suffragettes in Holloway Prison


6 Responses to “Photos of suffragettes in Holloway Prison”

  1. Brainspore says:

    I know America’s record on Women’s Suffrage isn’t exactly boast-worthy either, but I always thought it was strange that the U.K. was perfectly fine with the idea of having a woman as Head of State yet unable to cast a vote.

  2. Philboyd Studge says:

     Oh don’t lean on me man, ’cause you can’t afford the ticket.

  3. billstewart says:

    I’m appalled that the Official Secrets Act was used to keep this material secret for so long.  (Not surprised, exactly, but still appalled.)

  4. Ashley Yakeley says:

    Curiously, some of the suffragettes went on to become fascists (e.g., Norah Elam, Mary Richardson, Mary Allen). Elam ended up back in prison during the war as a suspected Nazi sympathizer.

  5. Trevor says:

    The suffragette featured in the photo is Dora Marsden – egoist, freewoman, author, publisher. She was described as “post everything” in 1913. I publish a quote by her every Wednesday at

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