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Emily Wilding Davison...?

In Britain, between 1906 and 1951,

1) What did she do that has made her have historical significance?

2) What was the impact of her actions on British history?


None of them answered these questions specifically.

Update 2:

@Betsy's Lobster, there's no need to be so rude. I think you'll find there are many questions on yahoo answers that are considered "stupider" than mine.

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Several of the histories of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries speak of a 'crazed woman' who got into the way of the king's horse at the 1913 Derby - and died of her injuries. Many do not name the woman and seem uncertain as to why she may have been seen as attempting to grasp the horse's reins. That woman was Emily Davison.

    In 1906 she became a militant member of the Women's Social and Political Union. You may want to research the Pankhurst family. She engaged in setting fire to post office letter boxes and at one point physically attacked a Baptist clergyman thinking he was the politician, Lloyd George.

    She was frequently sent to prison and went on hunger-strikes leading the authorities to force-feed her.

    At the time of the incident at the Derby she was wearing a WSPU (Women's Social and Political Union) Banner.

    Best among the several:

    Source(s): Parry, Melanie (ed) - Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women. Edinburgh: Chambers: 1996, p. 179
  • 8 years ago

    1) She was the only female jockey in the UK who insisted on making her horse "roll" its way to the finishing line rather than by the traditional running.

    2) Her main impact - in fact her final impact - was when she hit the ground after jumping off her horse when she was stung by a bee.

  • otking
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    A suffragette who walked onto the track at Epsom on Derby Day and brought down the King's horse.and its jockey resulting into the shocking death of a beautiful thoroughbred. She died of her injuries, silly cow. It put back by years the Act of Parliament giving women the vote.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Have you even tried doing a little research for yourself?

    You just have to google that name and a load of stuff will come up.

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