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Sylvia Pankhurst convicted at Mansion House on 23 October 1920

January 2005

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18 January 2005

This file released under the Freedom of Information Act contains correspondence from Sylvia Pankhurst and Clara Gilbert Cole to be accorded special treatment as a political offender under Rule 243a. The rule was introduced in 1910 by the then Home Secretary Winston Churchill to avoid hunger strikes in prison. Pankhurst was imprisoned for releasing seditious articles in 'Worker's Dreadnought' and was in poor health at the time.

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