Emily Davison, Death at the Derby

A century after the death of Emily Davison at the Epsom Derby, the movement that gave votes to women still has much to teach those continuing to fight for equality

The suffragette Emily Wilding Davison is most widely remembered for her death

But horse-racing bore the brunt of the more spectacular attacks. In April 1913, grandstands or courses at Ayr, Kelso and Cardiff were attacked and in June, nine days after Emily Davison’s death, two suffragettes set fire to Hurst Park, at West Molesey, Surrey. The stewards’ quarters, press box, two grandstands and much else besides went up in flames.


Emily Davison, Death at the Derby - Historic UK

Discover facts about the life and death of the militant suffragette Emily Davison.