• Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 4th July 2014

A member of the secret suffragette Bodyguard society takes down a London bobby in this illustration from the book Bodyguards!: From Gladiators to the Secret Service.

Written by Ed Butts, illustrated by Scott Plumbe and intended for readers aged approximately 9-12, Bodyguards! is an entertaining and informative survey of personal protectors throughout history, including the Praetorian Guard, the Swiss Guard, gunfighters of the Wild West, ’30s Chicago gangsters and many more.

The adventures of the Jujitsuffragettes will also be showcased in Tony Wolf’s upcoming Amazons graphic novel trilogy, currently scheduled to be published in October 2014.

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