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Deeds not words: The Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Campaign

From http://emilywildingdavison.org/  ‘On 4th June 1913, Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison ran in front of the King’s horse during the Epsom Derby and was knocked unconscious.  She died of her injuries four days later having never regained consciousness.  Acting on the suffragette slogan ‘Deeds not Words’, Davison’s protest against the refusal of Britain’s rulers to grant votes for women […]