Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight (31 August 1869 – 29 October 1933) was a physician and campaigner for women’s suffrage. After studying at Newnham College, Cambridge and then training at the a London School of Medicine for Women she was a general practitioner from 1904 for her entire career. A member of the Women’s Freedom League, she was imprisoned in 1908 after attempting to interview Prime Minister Herbert Asquith at 10 Downing Street. There she wrote Social and Sanitary Conditions of Prison Life. She served further sentences for her part in the tax resistance campaign. She used her private wealth to subsidise the League’s paper and was its treasurer for twenty years. In 1920 she co-founded, financially supported and campaigned within the Minerva Club for equal rights.

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