This letter to the Serjeant at Arms, Sir David Erskine, from
Chief Inspector Scantlebury describes how Isabella Irvine entered
the Houses of Parliament and smashed a window as a protest against
the forced feeding of suffragettes in prison. The MP she had asked
to see, Sir Frederick Banbury, was against any change in the political
system and was a well-known critic of female suffrage.
HLRO SAA/243 (25 June 1912)
Reproduced by permission of the Metropolitan Police Authority