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130083
(WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE.)

In Memoriam. Miss Emily Wilding Davison, B.A.

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Published: London Philp & Sons [sic], [8-14 June 1913]

Stock Code: 130083

£675
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Notes

Printed leaflet produced for the memorial service of Emily Wilding Davison, certainly some of the earliest suffragette propaganda to align her death with martyrdom for the cause. Davison died on 8 June 1913 from injuries received after being hit by the King's horse while protesting at the Epsom Derby four days prior; her memorial was held at St George's Church in Bloomsbury on 14 June. The leaflet, in sharp contrast to the largely unsympathetic response from the media and public, frames Davison's death as a heroic act of defiance: "With her clear and unflinching vision, she realised that now, as in days of old, to awake the conscience of the people, a human life would be needed as sacrifice - a human life freely given under circumstances of tragedy, the shock of which would travel round the world". It also includes a short but moving summary of Davison's life and contributions to the suffrage movement.

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Description

Single bifolium (leaf size 190 x 127 mm), printed in black across four pages.

Illustrations

Photographic portrait of Davison to first page within roundel surrounded by floral and scrollwork border.

Condition

Browned and chipped with discolouration to fore edge of the first leaf, discreet tape repair horizontally across second page, creased from folding, else in very good condition.

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