The National Archives
Report from The Morning Post newspaper, June 1914, on the trial of men accused of attacking militant Suffragettes
(PRO ref: HO 144/1318)
Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about how the Suffragettes helped to achieve the vote for women in 1918. You should consider:
Why were the men on trial?
What do you think this phrase means: 'without calling on the prisoners for their defence'?
How were the men punished?
What reason was given for this punishment?
What does this suggest about attitudes to the Suffragettes?