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Force-feeding: punishment or treatment?

Archivist Jocelyn Grant delves into the distressing story of how one Scottish suffragette was treated by the authorities

Inside the National Records of Scotland

Illustration of a policeman taking a suffragette to be force-fed (National Records of Scotland, JC26/1913/90, Crown Copyright)
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About History Scotland

In this packed issue we continue our pioneering new series which focuses on the Stewart queen consorts, exploring the life of Arabella Drummond (c.1350-1401) who played a significant role in governing the country following the incapacity of her husband Robert III of Scots. Also in this issue: · The ‘richest commoner’ and his Barra tenants · Excavations beneath the streets of Inverness · New reconstruction of St Andrew’s Cathedral Plus: Family history advice, archaeology dig reports and finds analysis, National Records of Scotland column and lots more…