Loading Events

Emily Wilding Davison: The Martyr Suffragette

  • This event has passed.

Lucy Fisher

Sunday 14th October 14:45 - 15:45 | Northwood House

Emily Wilding Davison was the most famous suffragette to die in the battle for women’s rights after she rushed onto the Epsom racecourse in 1913 and collided with the King’s horse. Her notorious final act of protest has for decades obscured the extraordinary life she lived and the impassioned arguments that underpinned her militancy.

In this centenary year of UK women first receiving the franchise, this biography reveals the true story of Davison’s life and times. A middle-class governess for most of her adulthood, she pivoted towards violence, vandalism, jail time and force-feeding only in her final years.


Tickets are no longer available.Lucy Fisher: Emily Wilding Davison£9.00
Back to programme

Other events on the 14th October 2018

Newsletter Sign up

Sign up to receive news and information about the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.