Eliza Armstrong

Standard Name: Armstrong, Eliza


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6 July 1885
The first instalment of W. T. Stead 's Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette, exposing the alleged sale of young girls in prostitution.
23 October 1885
The trial began in London of W. T. Stead and others for the abduction of Eliza Armstrong , purchased as a white slave.
5 November 1885
W. T. Stead published his defence, which had been deemed inadmissible in court, of his motives for abductingEliza Armstrong for his Pall Mall Gazette exposé of July.
Early November 1885
Four of the six defendants in the W. T. Stead abduction case (following his attempt to expose the white slave trade) were found guilty.