October meeting - It's a History (Talk)

Friday, 26 October 2012 § 0

Our October meeting was It's a History (Talk) with Nicola, curator for Leeds Museums and Galleries.

Nicola came along to inform us about some important women of the city and their role in the suffragette movement.

We heard all about Leonora Cohen, who was known for smashing the case of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London and survived a hunger strike in Armley Jail. In fact, she was never officially released from prison and this was only discovered many years later when she went back to Armley Jail as a magistrate!

There were many interesting tales about Leonora and other activists, and some of the letters and news reports from the time were rather amusing. 

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