Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

30/10/2012

An ACCIDENTAL martyr? The 100-year mystery of why suffragette Emily Davison threw herself under the king’s horse

Racehorses are galloping at full speed around Tattenham Corner in the Epsom Derby. This is the last bend before the final straight and the winning post, where thousands of racegoers are cheering in the stands, and King George V and Queen Mary are watching from the Royal Box.

There is a roar from the crowds as the horses round the long left turn. Then a woman ducks under the railings and runs on to the racecourse. In an instant, she is knocked flying by Anmer, a thoroughbred owned by the King. for more click here

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