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The Cat and Mouse Act (1974 Reprint)

$200.00
  • The Cat and Mouse Act (1974 Reprint)

Anonymous

The Cat and Mouse Act (1974 Reprint)

$200.00

Date: 1974
Size: 19.5 x 29.5 inches

About the Poster: The Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill Health) Act, commonly referred to as the Cat and Mouse Act, was an Act of Parliament passed in Britain under Herbert Henry Asquith's Liberal government in 1913. Some members of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU, commonly referred to as suffragettes) had been imprisoned for acts of vandalism in support of women's suffrage. One effect of the act was to make hunger strikes technically legal. The nickname of the Act came about because of the domestic cat's habit of playing with its prey, allowing it to temporarily escape a number of times, before killing it. 

(From Wikipedia).

The poster is in overall good condition. The corners are minimally creased.