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Emily Davison


Remembered on her behalf militant activism and craving for food strikes with respect to the first 20th-century women’s suffrage movement in England, she was imprisoned several times on her behalf public functions of protest. After operating like a governess and consequently their studies at St. Hugh’s University, Oxford, she joined up with the Women’s Sociable and Politics Union. She actually is perhaps most well-known to be trampled to loss of life by Ruler George V’s equine throughout a 1913 derby (the reason why for her existence on the monitor stay unclear). Composer Tim Benjamin had written a 2013 opera — Emily — predicated on Davison’s existence, and rock and roll vocalist Greg Kihn made up and performed the 1976 music “Emily Davison” in her honor. The kid of Margaret and Charles Davison, she was raised in London, Britain with three siblings and many old half-siblings. She became a member of fellow suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in the Women’s Sociable and Politics Union of the first 1900s.

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Full Name Emily Wilding Davison
Date Of Birth October 11, 1872
Died June 8, 1913, Epsom, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Profession Politician
Education Royal Holloway, University of London, St Hugh's College, Oxford, University of Oxford
Nationality British
Parents Margaret Davison, Charles Davison
Star Sign Libra

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Suffragette: Looking Back, Looking Forward2016Video shortHerself
Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Clare Balding's Secrets of a Suffragette2013TV SpecialHerself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century1996TV Mini-SeriesHerself (uncredited)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (suffragette killed during horse race) (uncredited)
People's Century: 1900-19991995TV Series documentaryHerself - Women's Suffrage Activist

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