Our Striker Collection of Images
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National Health Insurance stamp - Forcible Feeding
Forcible Feeding - Lick! A double-meaning postcard, primarily relating to the introduction of the National Health Insurance stamp under the 1911 National Insurance Act, but also referencing the force-feeding of suffragettes in custody (on hunger strike) at the time. In the early twentieth century a free National Health Service did not yet exist and the poor could not usually afford medical services. To help address this, the Liberal Government under David Lloyd George introduced the National Insurance Act. The scheme was known as the '9 pence for 4 pence scheme'. Workers had to pay 4 pence into the scheme, employers 3 pence and the state paid 2 pence. Date: 1912
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Force feeding a suffragette (cartoon)
A cartoon depicting a suffragette being force fed in a prison cell. Two men, a prison warder and a doctor, hold the woman down with the help of a large weight (one hundredweight). The doctor pours soup into her mouth through a large funnel. The force feeding of suffragettes on hunger strike ended in 1913 with the passing of the Cat and Mouse Act, officially known as the Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill Health) Act.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection