Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested
Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested. A 'Lancashire lass in clogs and shawl being 'Escorted' Through Palace Yard' by two burly policemen. Refers to the incident on 13th February after the convening of 'The Women's Parliament' at Caxton Hall, and the resolution condemning the omission of women's suffrage from the Kings Speech. A march to the House of Commons met with violence from the Police and over fifty women were arrested. Date: 1907
© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Welsh woman in traditional costume on a donkey
A young Welsh woman in traditional costume, riding a donkey sidesaddle. This was the usual form of transport at the time -- for example, girls and women were known to travel from Hook to Haverfordwest to work, a distance of three or four miles.
© Mary Evans / Roger Worsley Archive
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Music cover with Scottish harpist
An unidentified music cover depicting a female Scottish harpist wearing a tartan shawl and medieval costume. The emblem at the top contains the Latin words, Nemo Me Impune Lacessit, which is the motto of the Order of the Thistle (depicted at the bottom of the design), meaning 'No-one attacks me with impunity'.
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