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BBC Radio 4 features suffragette hiding in House of Commons in the 1911 census

This morning’s Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 featured a piece on suffragette Emily Davison in the 1911 census. Many people don’t know that Emily hid in the House of Commons on the night of the 1911 census so she could be enumerated within Westminster.

Last year, we made the fascinating discovery of the census returns that prove this. They reveal Emily’s hiding place and the errors in recording which kept these documents secret for so long.

Listen to Jane Garvey on Radio 4 as she meets historians Jill Liddington and Elizabeth Crawford to find out more.