Emily Wilding Davison

Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913), wearing her Holloway Badge. Emily Wilding Davison gave up her teaching post to become a career militant. She served nine prison sentences and endured many sessions of force-feeding, for a range of offences including obstruction, stone throwing, window smashing, setting fire to pillar-boxes, and assaulting a minister she mistook for the Cabinet Minister David Lloyd George. In the 1913 Derby she ran onto the racetrack and attempted to stop the king's horse. She received serious head inuries and died four days later at Epsom Cottage Hospital.

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  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: H 138 mm; L 88 mm
  • Materials: paper
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Copyright Holder: F. Kehrhahn and Co.
  • Last Updated: 2013-06-19
  • Related Event:
    Suffragette Campaign 1903-1918
  • Related Group:
    The Suffragettes
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