On This Day 18 April 1913: Suffragettes Capture the Monument

By beverley cook on 18 Apr 2013
Crowds gathered to witness the capture of the Monument by two suffragettes, Miss Spark and Mrs Shaw.

Crowds gathered to witness the capture of the Monument by two suffragettes, Miss Spark and Mrs Shaw.

Whilst Londoners today are all-too-familiar with the intermittent disruption of street demonstrations and protests, 100 years ago the battle between the authorities and militant women demanding the right to vote almost threatened to overwhelm daily life in the capital. Read the full postRead the full post