This powerful letter describes women prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for equality and determined not to be silenced. Pankhurst writes about the death of her younger sister, Mary Jane, who had been force-fed in Holloway Prison.

Ref. GDN/128/224

Pressing the Manchester Guardian to support the campaign, many women wrote to its editor CP Scott, a known supporter of equal rights. Their tactics and stories differed, but all were united in advancing the same cause.

Ref. GDN/332/3