Emily Wilding Davison

Standard Name: Davison, Emily Wilding


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Literary responses Emmeline Pankhurst
Germaine Greer has observed that the fact of Emily Davison 's death after running in front of the king's horse in the Derbyremains unspoken in Pankhurst's speech, which hardly makes sense without it.
Greer, Germaine, and Emmeline Pankhurst. “Foreword”. Freedom or death, Guardian News and Media.
Occupation Susan Miles
The Robertses were succeeding a clergyman who also had liberal views. He had caused some offence by holding the funeral of Emily Davison , the suffragist who was killed on the Derby racecourse.
Miles, Susan. Portrait of a Parson. George Allen and Unwin.
politics Stella Benson
SB had been a moderate until the death of the Derby Martyr, Emily Wilding Davison , in 1913. After this she became more militant. When she moved to London in May 1914, she called...
politics Constance Lytton
The others included Christabel Pankhurst , Jane Esdon Brailsford , and Emily Davison .
Lytton, Constance. Prisons and Prisoners. Heinemann.
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They made their stone-throwing disturbance on a Saturday. The initial charges against CL were assault, wilful damage, and disorderly...
politics Dora Marsden
DM , Emily Wilding Davison , and other suffragists were arrested after interrupting a speech by Augustine Birrell by throwing iron balls (at least one labelled as a bomb) through a glass partition at the...
politics Dora Marsden
Following a physical struggle with police and onlookers, Marsden was arrested along with Rona Robinson , Emily Wilding Davison , and several others. Her experience was covered not only in Votes for Women, but...
politics Rebecca West
Later RW became a strong advocate for the suffrage cause through her journalism. To ensure her intellectual independence, she refrained from joining feminist organisations, though she admired feminist activists such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison
Publishing Beatrice Harraden
Among other contributions to the same journal she published speeches she had given (one on 2 May 1913 about her reasons for withholding tax as a member of the Tax Resistance League ), a short...
Publishing Beatrice Harraden
BH also wrote for the Bedford College Magazine and the Cheltenham Ladies' College Magazine: for the former in 1915 she described her war-work with the Commission for Relief in Belgium . On 17 June...
Textual Production Rose Tremain
In 1984 RT received an award for a television play (as well as another this year for The Colonel's Daughter) and a Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Play. Her winning Cooper entry was...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Rose Tremain
This book opens by looking back just over a century, when John Stuart Mill presented petitions to parliament on behalf of women's suffrage in 1866 and 1867. It relates the story of the suffragist movement...


2 April 1911: A national census took place in Britain,...

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2 April 1911

A national census took place in Britain, and was widely boycotted by suffragist organizations under the slogan No Vote, No Census.
Frye, Kate Parry. Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary. Editor Crawford, Elizabeth, Francis Boutle Publishers.

4 June 1913: Women's Social and Political Union supporter...

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4 June 1913

Women's Social and Political Union supporter Emily Wilding Davison threw herself in front of the king 's horse at the Epsom Derby; she died from her injuries several days later.

14 June 1913: Women's Social and Political Union supporters...

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14 June 1913

Women's Social and Political Union supporters formed a funeral procession for Emily Wilding Davison 's funeral.

6 July 1928: Four days after the Representation of the...

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6 July 1928

Four days after the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act received the royal assent, a celebratory breakfast was held at the Hotel Cecil in London.


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