This year, 2014, is the centennial of a part of English suffrage history about which little is known: how the militant wing of the suffrage movement organized a secret society of “Amazons,” known as the Bodyguard. It was group of about 25 athletic, dedicated women trained in the martial arts who provided security escorts for suffragette leaders released under the Cat and Mouse Act. Largely self-taught in the crafts of espionage and subterfuge, they made effective use of decoy and deception tactics and occasionally resorted to street brawling with the police. The Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons trilogy is inspired by their adventures. To complete article.