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Source 1: Maude Edwards' Indictment, July 1914

Maude Edwards was indicted for slashing a portrait of the King in the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. The indictment has been typed and personally signed by the Procurator Fiscal.

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You can read more about Maude in the news report of her trial and also read her later request for release from Perth Prison.

Link to background information on suffragettes in Scotland .

The indictment of Maude Edwards, National Records of Scotland reference SC39/66/81 p.177


Sh[eriff] & Jury 1st Diet 23rd June 1914 2nd Diet 3rd July 1914

MAUDE EDWARDS, 27 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, you are indicted at the instance of the Right Honourable Robert Munro, his Majesty's Advocate, and the charge against you is that on 23rd May 1914, in the Royal Scottish Academy Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, you did wilfully and maliciously strike and cut with a hatchet and damage a Portrait of His Majesty King George the Fifth, by John Lavery R S A.
By Authority of His Majesty's Advocate,
[signed] Henry H Brown
Procurator Fiscal

1. Declaration of accused.
2/3. Two photographs.
Label. 1. A hatchet.
[signed] Henry H Brown P.F.

(National Records of Scotland reference: SC39/66/81 p.177)




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