Kent Actress Spots Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison Killed by King George V’s Horse in Rare Film

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 8, 2018
 

Rare footage of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who died after being struck by King George V’s horse, has been unearthed by a Kent actress.

The discovery of the grainy film is a world-first as it was previously thought the only film of the campaigner was of the 1913 Epsom derby where Emily lost her life, and of her funeral procession.

Deborah Clair from Wittersham was trawling through online images held in the British Film Institute’s (BFI) national archive of a 1910 suffragettes procession, while researching her play on the subject.

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