Portrait of Ethel Le Neve
Ethel Le Neve, Dr Crippen's mistress. Dr Crippen, an American citizen, lived at 39 Hilldrop Cresent, Camden, London. He was accused of murdering his wife when she disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Crippen had told friends that his wife, Belle Elmore had died due to illness, but when first questioned by police he told them she had eloped with a lover. The police returned to Hilldrop Cresent to question Crippen a second time only to discover that he and his mistress, Miss Le Neve had disappeared. Detectives searched around the house and uncovered a headless body in the cellar. A warrant was released for Dr Crippen's arrest. The captain of the ship, the 'Montrose', on which Crippen was travelling in disguise, suspected him and his fellow passenger, Le Neve (dressed as a boy). The captain sent a wireless message to Scotland Yard, telling of his suspicions. The ship was greeted by the police and Dr Crippen and Miss Le Neve were arrested. Crippen was tried for murder and sentenced to death, whilst Miss Le Neve was acquitted and moved to America under a different name.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Caricature of John Coleridge, Lord Chief Justice
Caricature of John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge (1820-11894), British lawyer, judge, and Lord Chief Justice of England. "Gilchrist? Gilchrist? Never heard of her." A comment on his question in court: "Who is Connie Gilchrist?" She was, in fact, quite a well known actress, dancer and singer.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
The Suffragette Newspaper Placard Asquith
Placard advertising the W.S.P.U's paper, 'The Suffragette' edited by Christabel Pankhurst. The issue in question was no. 47, September 5, 1913, with the banner headline, 'ASQUITH AT BAY'. The placard has the emblem of St. Joan of Arc in a shield, printed in W.S.P.U colours, purple white and green. Date: 1913
© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library