Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Twitter Ye Not - Suffragettes

Twitter Ye Not - Suffragettes

A piece about how figures in history might have twittered or tweeted or whatever, had they the chance, inclination and technology.

In April 1913 suffragette leader Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst was sentenced to three years in Holloway Prison for procuring and inciting women to commit acts of violence. Now, the Twitter feed for that period has been unearthed by archaeologists working on the dustier corners of the internet.

I have shown Mrs Pankhurst (with her perpetually surprised face) on the left, placard downed as she tweets. On the other side of the railings (to which one of the suffragettes was no doubt chained) stands King George V, furious and ready with his shotgun. Horrible man.

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