Clara Mary Lambert (Catherine Wilson)(1874-1969), Suffragette
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An early member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), Lambert is remembered for damaging objects at The British Museum with a meat cleaver and dressing as a man to enter Parliament in 1914. The police had already been alerted by Special Branch 'to be on the alert to detect a woman dressed as a man'. After being arrested, she was sentenced to six weeks hard labour. As well as being associated with the militant tactics of the WSPU, she also printed The Suffragette, often moving the printing press to safe houses. She used two alias names, Catherine Wilson and May Stewart. In 1915, she joined the first Women's Police Service and became involved with the welfare of female munition workers in Wales.
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