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Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913)

Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913)

Emily Wilding Davison studied English at Royal Holloway and graduated in 1893.

Emily Wilding Davison was renowned for her leading role in the suffragette movement, with extreme protest to demand women’s right to vote. She attacked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, went on hunger strike and, fatally, jumped in front of King George V's horse during the 1913 Epsom Derby.

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