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Power, Politics and Protest
The growth of political rights in Britain in the 19th century
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An article called “Sensational Derby” in the Morning Post, 5 June 1913
(Catalogue ref: HO 144/1150/210696)
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HO 144/1150/210696; article called “Sensational Derby”, 1913

As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What sort of person was Emily Davison?
  • How committed was she to the suffrage movement?
  • What is the attitude of the newspaper towards Emily Davison? (Consider the words used to describe these events and the general tone of the article.)
  • What was the attitude of the spectators, as reported by the newspaper?
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