Postcard : The late E.W. Davison. [Circa 1913]

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Postcard : The late E.W. Davison. [Circa 1913]

Description

Postcard with photographic portrait of Emily Wilding Davison wearing her Holloway Badge. Davidson gave up her teaching post to become a career militant. She joined the Women's Social and Political Union in 1906. She served nine prison sentences, and endured many sessions of force-feeding, for a wide range of offences including obstruction, stone throwing, window smashing, setting fire to pillar-boxes, and assaulting a Baptist minister whom she mistook for the Liberal Cabinet Minister David Lloyd George. She also hid in the House of Commons broom cupboard on census night in 1911.

In the 1913 Derby she ran out on to the racetrack and attempted to stop the king's horse, Anmer. She received serious head injuries and died four days later at Epsom Cottage Hospital, surrounded by a suffragette guard of honour and purple, white and green flags. (Museum of London)

Date

[Circa 1913]

Subject

Davison, Emily Wilding, 1872-1913
Holloway (London, England)
Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)

Publisher

London : F. Kehrhahn & Co.

Original Format

Postcards

Physical Dimensions

9 x 14 cm.

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