Speech at the British National Protest and the Howard Association
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
On 6 february 1914, at the British National Protest and the Howard Association meeting held at Westminster Palace Hotel (London), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave a speech about the treatment of the Portuguese political prisoners.
- President : Mr. P. Morrell, M.P.
- Speakers :
- Adeline Duchess of Bedford
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle speech
Report from The Times
Sir A. Conan Doyle said that there were precedents for the interposition of the British Government in the affairs of her old friend and ally. In present circumstances, with a now Portuguese Prime Minister, it might be wise not to use too strong a pressure, and if by the meeting they could bring the matter to the cognizance of Sir Edward Grey, though that statesman moved slowly when he did move it was with effect. It was to be hoped this would be the last meeting it would be necessary to call for this object.