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from Mail Online

An accidental martyr? The 100-year mystery of why suffragette Emily Davison threw herself under the king's horse

Today I am grateful for what these strong women did some 100 years ago... we owe them so much more than most people remember. KH

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"Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette". Ladies, our fore mothers fought for the rights of future generations (us) so that we would have the chance and the choice to vote. Do not let that struggle be in vain. Vote!

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from the Guardian

Why the suffragettes still matter: 'they dared to act as the equals of men'

This 1909 poster, advertising the weekly suffragette newspaper Votes for Women, was designed by Hilda Dallas (1878-1958)

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21. "We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers." - Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

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c. 1991: Tony Benn’s plaque to Emily Wilding Davison, placed in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft (Houses of Parliament). Benn said in 2001: “I have put up several plaques—illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison... If one walks around this place, one sees statues of people, not one of whom believed in democracy, votes for women or anything else..."

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A Suffrage Badge and Ribbon produced for the English group the Women's Social and Political Union.

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Emily Wilding Davison was a militant women's suffrage activist who, on 4 June 1913, after a series of actions that were either self destructive or violent, stepped in front of the horse of King George V at the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later.

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English suffragettes. 1909. Photograph. Danske Kvinders Fotoarkiv, KVINFO, Copenhagen

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