It’s the most famous moment in the suffragette movement’s history: Emily Davison runs onto the track at the Epsom Derby and is trampled by the King’s horse. Although footage of the tragedy has been analysed many times, no-one has been able to establish what her intentions were.
Barbara Bodichon, Emily Davies and Bessie Rayner Parkes. The Langham Place Group campaigned on a variety of women’s issues from around 1857 to 1866. The Group comprised like-minded friends (all privileged women with both resourcefulness and resources) who were moved by the unfair treatment and limitations faced by women and determined to make things better. They began to develop a politics of ‘liberal feminism’; this embraced education, suffrage...Named after journal in which they wrote
Emily Davies, portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 1830-1921 In 1862, after the death of her father, Davies moved to London, where she edited the English Woman's Journal, and became friends with women's rights advocates Barbara Bodichon, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and her younger sister Millicent Fawcett. Davies became a founder member of a women's discussion group, the Kensington Society along with Elizabeth Garrett Anderson,& Barbara Bodichon