104 years ago today Emily Wilding Davison died from her injuries after being trampled by King George V’s horse at a Derby. It is believed she was trying to attach a flag to the horse calling for women to have the right to vote. She died from her injuries on 8th June 1913 age 40.
Before this she had been arrested 9 times and was force-fed 49 times whilst on hunger strike in prison.
Thousands of suffragettes accompanied her coffin at her funeral on June 14, 1913 and tens of thousands of people lined the streets of London.
Let's not sit at home and forget that without women like her we would not be where we are. Vote and honour her today.