Deeds, Not Words: The Suffragettes and Early Terrorism in the City of London

  title={Deeds, Not Words: The Suffragettes and Early Terrorism in the City of London},
  author={Rebecca Walker},
  journal={The London Journal},
  pages={53 - 64}
The City of London still provides us with a very visible, physical representation of policing’s response to the IRA’s mainland bombing campaign of the 1990s: the chicanes, police boxes and CCTV cameras at its entry points that collectively form its protective ‘Ring of Steel’. Terrorism though had announced its arrival in the City some 20 years before the bombs at St Mary Axe and Bishopsgate, with the detonation of an IRA car bomb outside the Old Bailey in 1973 — or so living memory would have… Expand
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