Emily Davison: the suffragette martyr

In June 1913 Emily Davison was fatally injured after stepping in front of the king's horse during the Derby. Her death was a landmark event in British political history but, asks June Purvis, was it an act of suicide?

A black and white photograph depicting the moment Emily Davison was felled by King Edward VII's horse.

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