Edith How-Martyn

Edith How-Martyn

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edith How-Martyn, nee How (1875, London -1954, Australia) was a British suffragette and a member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). She was arrested in 1906 for attempting to make a speech in the House of Commons. This was one of the first acts of suffragette militancy. Edith How was born in London in 1875, an elder sister to Florence Earengey. She attended the North London Collegiate School and then University College, Aberystwyth where she took the associateship in Physics and Mathematics. She married Herbert Martyn in 1899, completing her BSc the following year. From youth, she had radical political opinions and was a member of the Independent Labour Party before becoming an early member of the WSPU in 1905. The following year she was appointed joint secretary of the WSPU with Charlotte Despard and it was in Oct 1906 that she was arrested in the lobby of the House of Commons and given a two-month sentence.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136649845
  • 9786136649849