A Quaker Conscientious Objector: Wilfrid Littleboy's Prison Letters, 1917-1919 (Handheld Research) by Rebecca Wynter
English | May 25th, 2020 | ISBN: 1912766272 | 193 pages | EPUB | 1.15 MB
Published for the first time, this private collection of his letters tells the story of how this middle-class accountant came to be imprisoned, and what happened to him inside.The letters follow Wilfrid's decision as an absolutist conscientious objector to voluntarily go to prison in 1917 rather than join the armed forces. He served his prison sentences cheerfully, with an abiding faith in his choice, and an increased awareness of working-class politics. With an introduction and epilogue, Wilfrid's letters bring to life the realities of conscience, military discipline, and early twentieth-century prisons.