"Charlotte & Emily
The names Charlotte Bronte and Emily
Bronte above the white rose of Yorkshire. Probably created for the marches through London
in June 1908.
On Saturday 13th June 1908 there was
a march organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) to
the Albert Hall. A march to Hyde Park was held on Sunday, 21st June 1908, organised by the Women's Social and Political Union
(WSPU), with well-known suffragists heading the
procession. One small section, a group of women writers, carried a banner with the motto
"Litera Scripta Manet" and the arms of the Scriveners' Company. Other banners in this
section honoured Jane Austen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte and George
Eliot. This was followed by a "Monster Meeting" at Hyde
Park attended by over 300,000 people.
See also: Suffrage Stories: An Army Of Banners – Designed
For The NUWSS Suffrage Procession 13 June 1908