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.
Two years before her death, Emily was found guilty of placing a 'dangerous substance likely to injure' in a Post Office letter box – click on the image to see a larger version:
Here we learn:
- Emily's offence: 'Unlawfully and maliciously placing in a Post Office letter box a dangerous substance likely to injure the same and its contents and attempt to commit like offence'
- She was received into custody on 14 December 1911 and bailed on 21 December 1911
- Emily was tried before the recorder on 10 January 1912
- She was found guilty and was sentenced to 6 months in Holloway Prison (without hard labour)
- Her previous criminal record: Emily was sentenced to a fine or 2 months in prison on 6 September 1909 for damage. She also had 6 summary convictions for damage, etc.
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