Helen Allegranza, a Quaker and pacifist and leading member of the Committee of 100, a group dedicated to nuclear disarmament. The only women from the committee to be imprisoned, was sentenced in 1962 to twelve months in Holloway following Special Branch raids on the Committee offices.

Her trial had exposed the extent and seriousness of the Committee’s call for mass civil disobedience against Britain’s nuclear policy. Humiliated by her prison sentence, Helen Allegranza took her own life. 

Weyman, D. (2017). Watching, waiting cease. [online] Available at: [Accessed 7 Jun. 2017].