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Margaret Scott (Margaret Gertrude Schencke)

(1888-1983), Suffragette

Sitter in 2 portraits
Scott left Germany for England and soon became involved with the suffragette movement, selling The Suffragette newspaper on Hyde Park Corner. Margaret was arrested during the demonstration that had been organised in protest of Emmeline Pankhurst's arrest in 1913. She shared her plans to smash windows of the Home Office windows with two women nearby, who turned out to be undercover informants for Scotland Yard. She was subsequently arrested and imprisoned for one month. She gave the name Margaret Scott to avoid deportation back to Germany. During her sentence at Holloway, Scott's photo was taken without her consent by Scotland Yard along with Gertrude Mary Ansell and Mary Wyan.

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'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes', by Criminal Record Office - NPG x132846

'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes'

by Criminal Record Office
silver print mounted onto identification sheet, 1914
On display at Killerton, Exeter
NPG x132846

Margaret Scott (Margaret Gertrude Schencke), by Criminal Record Office - NPG x45549

Margaret Scott (Margaret Gertrude Schencke)

by Criminal Record Office
silver print mounted onto identification sheet, 1914
NPG x45549

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