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Centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s death at the Epsom Derby ›

4 June, 2013 by Amy Sell

A plaque marking the centenary of the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison has been unveiled at Tattenham Corner on the Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey. Emily was crushed by Anmer, King George V’s horse, at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913. She died of her injuries four days later at Epsom Cottage Hospital. Newspaper reports Many newspapers reported… 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 ›

Astonishing 1911 census find – Emily Davison in Parliament’s crypt ›

30 April, 2010 by Ian

This morning, after months of searching, we finally came across an astonishing historical document in the 1911 census. Emily Davison, the suffragette who was to die in 1913 after throwing herself in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom derby, is famously said to have secreted herself in the House of Commons at the time of the 1911 Census… Read more ›