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Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s criminal record ›

24 June, 2013 by Amy Sell

Suffragette’s criminal record revealed This month marks the centenary of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s death after her collision with the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby. After sharing a newspaper article about Emily earlier this month, we’ve also spotted her in our criminal records. Two years before her death, Emily was found guilty of placing a ‘dangerous substance likely to… Read more ›

The People’s advice on how to prepare for the 1911 census ›

22 March, 2011 by jessmoore

In the lead up to the 2011 census on Sunday 27 March, we’ve been looking at The People newspaper from Sunday 2 April 1911 – the day that the 1911 census was taken. In an article named ‘Numbering Nobs’, the paper informs readers about the different census questions, the problems they could pose and offers tips on completing the form.… Read more ›

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

21 March, 2011 by jessmoore

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… Read more ›