Mary Leigh

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Mary Leigh, c. 1909

Mary Leigh (née Brown, 1885–1978) was an English political activist and suffragette.[1][2][3]

She joined the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1906. On 18 July 1912, in Dublin, she threw a hatchet at Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, hitting instead Irish nationalist leader John Redmond who was injured.

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  1. ^ Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurt: A Biography. Routledge. pp. 109–110. ISBN 978-0-415-23978-3. 
  2. ^ "Starving Suffragist Ill". New York Times. 25 August 1912. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Crawford, Elizabeth. The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866–1928. Routledge. pp. 338–340. ISBN 978-0-415-23926-4.