We owe so much to these brave women
Obverse view of Suffragette Hunger Strike medal. Silver Hunger Strike Medal with green, white, purple striped ribbon. Inscribed "For Valour / Hunger Strike / Florence Haig" plus the dates of her hunger strikes. Suffragettes treated the fight for the vote as a military campaign. From 1909, those who served prison terms for militancy were awarded medals for their service to the cause. Imitating military honours, hunger strike medals were decorated with enamelled tricolour bars, each bar marking...