Florence Eliza Haig(1855-1952), Painter and suffragette
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Artist and suffragette, Haig joined the Women's Social and Political Union and founded a branch in Edinburgh with her sister Evelyn in 1907. The painter was arrested and imprisoned for six weeks following the 'pantechnicon raid' of 11 February 1908. Drawing comparisons with the myth of the Trojan Horse, a van entered the grounds of the House of Commons filled with campaigners who jumped out attempting to gain entry into the Commons. In 1912, Haig was given a four-month sentence for smashing windows during the window smashing campaign on Oxford Street. After going on hunger strike in protest, she was released four days later. In 1934 she became a member of the Society of Women Artists.
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