The letter of an imprisoned suffragette

A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian.

Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from prison in Manchester in 1905, it is being claimed as the earliest known letter from a woman involved in the militant protests.

The letter was written to her sister and discovered in an archive in Canada.

The historian was carrying out research when she found the letter in the archive.

This is the first account by a woman about what it was like to go to prison for the vote, at this moment they didn’t know whether they would be successful or not.

Check out the full article here to discover the letter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45576262