Suffragette Womens Exhibition 1909 Cartoon Model
One of a series of 12 'Cartoons in Model', part of the 'Political Peepshow' exhibit at the W.S.P.U's Women's Exhibition, May 1909. This diorama shows Prime Minister Asquith and Lloyd George (and McKenna?) fleeing a group of banner-waving suffragettes. The cabinet has the caption, 'Runaway Asquith.' Date: 1909
© The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
The road to Gretna-Green
A couple look anxiously behind them, fearful that they may be pursued, as they make their way speedily to Gretna Green to be married. After an Act of Parliament was passed in 1753 banning the marriage of those under the age of 21 without parental consent, elopements to Scotland, where this Act did not apply, became extremely popular. Gretna-Green lies just across the England-Scotland border and was therefore a convenient choice for the bride and groom-to-be.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Runaway couple get married at Gretna Green
A runaway couple get married at Gretna Green, literally striking the iron while it is hot. Gretna's runaway marriages began in 1753, following a change in the English law that did not apply in Scotland.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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