John Spencer-Churchill
7th Duke of Marlborough

"The warnings were there when the unions were formed”
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While the women served their sentence, matters did not stand still, Grumbles about the event grew by the hour, the national newspapers took up their cause, debates were held in parliament and the home secretary corresponded with the Duke of Marlborough who heartily endorsed the clergymen's action. Such behaviour by the lower class was beyond understanding and could not be condoned by the middle and upper classes.  

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