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Suffragettes pardoned - August 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

The County Times carried national and international news 100 years ago, including this report relating to the Great War.

“The Home Secretary stated in the House of Commons on Monday that he had advised his Majesty to remit the remainder of the sentences on all persons now imprisoned for crimes connected with the Suffrage agitation, and also to remit sentences for for offences in connection with recent strikes.

“Mr McKenna added that his Majesty was confident that the prisoners of both classes would respond to the feelings of their country.”

 

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