On this day: Emily Davison’s collision with a racehorse | In Times Gone By…

On the 4th of June, 1913 militant suffragette Emily Davison rushed onto the racetrack at the Epsom Derby, running in front of a racehorse. She was trampled by the horse and died four days later. It…

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4 thoughts on “On this day: Emily Davison’s collision with a racehorse | In Times Gone By…

  1. She probably didn’t take into account the speed at which a racehorse can travel and assumed they would run around her and not into her. The negative publicity for such a foolish act would not have done the suffragette movement any favours. From the film it looks like she had something in her hand that she wanted to attach to one of the horses.

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