If you want to earn some time throw a policeman! The Ju-Jitsu suffragette shows how a policeman may be tackled. Mrs Garrud, the well-known suffragette, who is only four foot ten but skilled in the art of Japanese wrestling, disposes of a policeman. 1. the policeman attempts to arrest the suffragette 2. and the suffragette promptly forms the scissors 3. a hand-lock from a punch 4. the policeman is kept down by an arm-lock across the knee 5. the policeman is thrown, after the scissors 6. putting a lock on the policeman
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Scottish traveller John o Arnha fighting a Kelpy
Scottish traveller John o Arnha fighting a Kelpy or monster with a cudgel. Three witches flying on broomsticks. A stalwart monster, huge in size, Did streight frae out the river rise, His legs were horn, wi joints o steel, This body like a crocodile...Handcoloured copperplate engraving from George Beattie's John o Arnha, Montrose, Scotland, 1826
Scottish rebel against English Prayer Book
The congregation rise up against the imposition of the Scottish Episcopal Book of Common Prayer as demanded by King Charles I and Archbishop Laud. Jenny Geddes, a Scottish market-trader in Edinburgh throws her stool at the Minister (the Arch-Prelate of St. Andrews) in disgust at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh on Sunday 23 July 1637. She is supposed to have cried: "Devil cause you colic in your stomach, false thief: dare you say the Mass in my ear?".
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