UK (England): Respect, and In Memory of Emily Wilding Davison.


Respect for women’s rights and votes – a special day in British history.

100 Years – In memory of Emily Wilding Davison (Photo below).

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2013 – A crowd of more than 100,000 people were on Epsom Downs to see some of the finest racehorses in the world round Tattenham Corner in this year’s Derby.

The horses thundered past a plaque commemorating the moment 100 years ago when suffragette Emily Wilding Davison ran on to the course and was knocked to the ground by King George V’s colt Anmer.

Davison died from her injuries four days later in Epsom Cottage Hospital, and the suffragettes quickly established her as a martyr for votes for women.

“I think what we need to remember is the lengths which women 100 years ago were prepared to go to.

“I don’t think she intended to kill herself, but she was clearly aware of the dangers so her personal safety was secondary to the cause.

“Her legacy to women today is as a reminder of the strength of feeling – of the acts these Edwardian women were prepared to carry out so women could be treated as full citizens economically and politically.”

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Suff Kings Horse

 Above photos – Suffragette Emily Davison throws herself in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby. She died from her injuries.

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Above – Suffragettes Under Arrest May 1908.

Miss N G Bacon – one of six Suffragettes being arrested outside Downing Street London .1900s Police Officers Policemen Women’s Rights Movement.

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