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  • Maker:

    Women's Social and Political Union

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    In Store

  • This poster refers to the Prisoner's Temporary Discharge (for Ill Health) Act passed by the Liberal government in 1913. The act allowed all imprisoned suffragettes made ill through hunger striking to be released temporarily, only to be re-imprisoned once they had recovered. The suffragettes renamed this 'letting them go; then catching them again' policy 'The Cat and Mouse Act'.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 756 mm; L 503 mm

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