Scrapbook for 1909 - Muriel Matters
In this extract from a review of 1909, made 30 years later in 1939, we hear from the redoubtable Muriel Matters, who boarded an airship to drop leaflets over the Houses of Parliament.
Muriel Matters was born in Australia and was a professional actress before coming to England. She became involved with the suffragette movement and earned her spurs by chaining herself to a grille in the Ladies Gallery of the House of Commons. She later studied under Maria Montessori, the radical Italian educationalist, and returned to work at Sylvia Pankhurst's school in Bow, East London.