Mary Sophia Allen

Mary Sophia Allen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Sophia Allen (12 March 1878- 16 December 1964) was a Welsh-born British woman who worked for women's rights. She is chiefly noted as one of the founders of the Women's Police Volunteers. Allen was born to a well-to-do family in Cardiff in 1878, one of the ten children of Thomas Isaac Allen, Chief Superintendent of the Great Western Railway. Mary was close to her sisters, all of whom had a tendency to religious mysticism. She was educated at Princess Helena College.[2] She left home in 1908 after a disagreement with her father about women's suffrage, and joined Emmeline Pankhurst's Women's Social and Political Union, becoming an organizer in the South West, and later in Edinburgh. She was imprisoned three times in 1909 for smashing windows, twice went on hunger-strike, and was force-fed on the last occasion, for which she was awarded a hunger-strike medal by Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613664312X
  • 9786136643120