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Suffragette slashes the Rokeby Venus

Mary Richardson, a Suffragette, slashed the Rokeby Venus painting at the National Gallery 100 years ago today.

Read the stirring speech she gave at her trial, explaining her actions:

Suffragette Mary Richardson explains why she damaged the Rokeby Venus

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Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 13 March 1914
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