Suffragette petition, 1911

This petition to the Home Secretary was written by a suffragette in Holloway Prison, jailed for causing malicious damage. She does not see herself as a criminal, but argues that it was necessary to break the law in order to make a valid political protest. She therefore claims that she should have certain privileges, such as the right to read newspapers and to keep her watch.
Catalogue reference: HO 144/1119/203651, no. 65 (18 December 1911)

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