Miss Grace Marcon

Gender: Female

Marital Status: Single

Born: 1889

Place of birth: Edgefield, Norfolk, England

Main Suffrage Society: WSPU

Arrest Record: Yes

Recorded Entries: 3


Other sources: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4769024

Further Information:

Family information: Father was Canon Marcon of Norwich.

Additional Information: Grace was arrested and charged in 1913 with obstructing the police during a scuffle with suffragettes in Whitehall. She was found guilty but was not put in prison, being 'bound over' instead, meaning that she had to behave. However, she was rearrested on a charge again of obstruction and also of assault. Grace was sentenced to two months in Holloway Prison. In 1914, Grace was arrested for damaging five paintings at the National Gallery, including 'The Agony in The Garden' by Giovanni Bellini and 'Portrait of a Mathematician' by Gentile Bellini, using the 'alias' Frieda Graham. She was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. She was released after hunger striking in a delirious state, during which time she cut off her long hair.

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