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Miss Davison's Funeral
The funeral procession of suffragette Emily Davison - fatally injured at the Epsom Derby - passes through London to her final resting place in Morpeth.
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Silent
Emily Davison stepped out in front of the King's horse at the Derby of 1913 and died of her injuries four days later. Her funeral in London at St George's, Bloomsbury, attracts a huge crowd of mourners including suffragettes and suffragists in full regalia. The crowds are such that the police have difficulty holding them back. At her home town of Morpeth, where Miss Davison is buried, the procession is smaller and more intimate and our last view of her is being carried to the parish church on a flower-laden horse-drawn cart.
Digitisation supported by the London Topographical Society.
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