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    Default Emily Davison....100 years on!

    Emily Davison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Its 100 years since Emily Davison was killed as a result of injuries sustained following the Epsom Derby in 1913....Much has changed...and yet many would say that much has remained the same!!
    The majority of child rearing....house work etc still lays in the hands of the "wimmin"

    We "demand" more still and yet are unable to relinquish control!

    Its been an interesting 100 years no doubt...but still much to do.......!!

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    Intersting that the opinion now is that she did not intend to kill herself, but misjudged an attempt to get a Sufferagette banner on to the King's horse.

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    If it happened today, I wonder how Betfair would deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    Its 100 years since Emily Davison was killed as a result of injuries sustained following the Epsom Derby in 1913....
    Emily Davison intentionally committed suicide... by walking out, intentionally, in front of galloping horses.

    She wasn't "killed as a result of injuries sustained...", but by her own free will: she killed herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    We demand" more still and yet are unable to relinquish control!

    I'm still being nice.


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    My Ex - loved the gee gees - used to get so angry at her irresponsible behaviour - she could have injured one of more of the horses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feckkit View Post
    Emily Davison intentionally committed suicide... by walking out, intentionally, in front of galloping horses.
    Or not, according to some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza View Post
    Intersting that the opinion now is that she did not intend to kill herself, but misjudged an attempt to get a Sufferagette banner on to the King's horse.
    I understood she was trying to catch the horses reins to distract it and scupper its chances. Not sure where I picked that idea up.

    One doesn't want to be glib about the incident, the Suffragettes were remarkable and not adverse to placing themselves in serious danger and Davison rightly has a place in any history book, but think that act was more accident than martyrdom or suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feckkit View Post
    Emily Davison intentionally committed suicide... by walking out, intentionally, in front of galloping horses.

    She wasn't "killed as a result of injuries sustained...", but by her own free will: she killed herself.
    You should watch Clare Balding's programme on Channel 4, she gave a very credible explanation of how Emily Davison had tried to attach a scarf proclaiming "Votes for Women" to the King's horse and while she may have known the risks, did not intend to kill herself by her actions.

    Clare Balding's Secrets of a Suffragette - Channel 4
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    The Suffragettes were correct - the Establishment were wrong. Simples innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    If it happened today, I wonder how Betfair would deal with it.
    Rule 4 wouldn't apply as the race was in progress. As a goodwill gesture Paddy Power would probably return all losing bets and then open a book on whether or not there would be a repeat in the St Leger

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