100 years ago on the 10th June, the coroner’s jury at Epsom met to discuss a woman’s death. They discussed whether it was suicide. They wondered if it was an accident. Eventually, they ruled that the woman’s death was “death by misadventure”. The woman’s name was Emily Wilding Davison, and her death was due to the injuries she sustained at the 1913 Derby when she was struck by the King’s horse.
I’m at a week-long programming course at the University of Lancaster and tomorrow I’m presenting at the UCREL Corpus Research Seminar so I’ve not had time to write much – nevertheless, here are some links to things I’ve enjoyed reading.
Elizabeth Crawford on Emily Wilding Davison And That Return Ticket, Kitty Marion, Emily Wilding Davison And Hurst Park and Emily Wilding Davison: Perpetuating The Memory. Elizabeth also asks why Emily Wilding Davison is remembered as the first suffragette martyr and reflects on perpetuating her memory.
Fern Riddell on Kitty Marion: Edwardian England’s Most Dangerous Woman
Briony Paxman and Clare Horrie on Emily Davison and the 1913 Epsom Derby
Rebecca Simpson on The centenary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Lesley Hulonce on ‘Mummy’s a Suffragette’: Contested Womanhood
And last but not least, Cath Elm’s review of Clare Balding’s Secrets of a Suffragette.