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Emily Davison and Votes For Women, 1993 badge

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On 4 June 1913, 40-year old Emily Davison – a militant suffragette and advocate for votes for women in the United Kingdom – took the dramatic step out onto the Epsom Derby racecourse to pin a suffragette flag on King George V’s horse. As she reached up to the reins of ‘Anmer’ she was hit by the animal, which would have been travelling at around ...

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