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Emily Davison - Sources

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Suffragette, born in London, UK. She studied at London University and Oxford, and in 1906 became a militant member of the Women's Social and Political Union. Frequently imprisoned, she often resorted to hunger-striking. In the 1913 Derby, wearing a WSPU banner, she tried to catch the reins of the king's horse and was trampled underfoot, dying several days later.

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