Guest Blog Posts

#Emilymatters – June Purvis: Emily Davison’s imprint on British history

#Emilymatters – June Purvis: Emily Davison’s imprint on British history

G U E S T   B L O G   P O S T   Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s Epsom Derby protest remains a controversial act, with some arguing to this day that it damaged the case for women’s suffrage. In the following guest blog post, June Purvis, professor of women’s & gender history at Portsmouth […]

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#Emilymatters – Eileen Luscombe: the WSPU & The Great Inquest of the Nation

#Emilymatters – Eileen Luscombe: the WSPU & The Great Inquest of the Nation

G U E S T   B L O G   P O S T . In following guest blog post, women’s suffrage expert Eileen Luscombe looks at the WSPU‘s promotion of Emily Davison as a martyr to the Cause. . The WSPU & The Great Inquest of the Nation   By Eileen Luscombe. In commemorating Emily’s, […]

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Herbert Jones, The Forgotten Man

Herbert Jones, The Forgotten Man

The past twelve months have featured a series of fantastic events to mark suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s brave Epsom Derby protest, including the unveiling of a memorial plaque at Epsom racecourse and The Emily Tree event for a new generation of feminists.     However, very little is still known about Herbert Jones, the King’s […]

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Deeds not words – Overlooked detail sheds new light on 1913 Derby protest

Deeds not words – Overlooked detail sheds new light on 1913 Derby protest

On 26th July 2013, BBC Woman’s Hour continues its women’s suffrage coverage with an in depth discussion. The panel of experts includes the author of my last guest blog post, Elizabeth Crawford. For me, Emily Wilding Davison’s brave Epsom Derby protest was the stand out event of 1913. It remains a controversial act, with some […]

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An Eyewitness Account of Emily Wilding Davison’s Funeral Procession, June 1913

An Eyewitness Account of Emily Wilding Davison’s Funeral Procession, June 1913

On Saturday 14 June 2013 the premiere of my Emily Wilding Davison TO FREEDOM’S CAUSE took place in Morpeth not far from where Emily is buried. My next guest post is by women’s suffrage expert Elizabeth Crawford, who discovered a fascinating eyewitness account of Emily’s London funeral procession organised by the WSPU one hundred years […]

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The Actresses’ Franchise League and their Deeds with Words

The Actresses’ Franchise League and their Deeds with Words

TO FREEDOM’S CAUSE is about to begin its southern leg of the tour, starting at HMP Downview and then moving to the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden from 26th to 29th June. I recently went to see one of the excellent Stage Rights! Living Literature walks in London’s West End. It was a fascinating insight […]

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