Sonnet to the Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison (1872–1913)

Montgomery, Catherine (2011) Sonnet to the Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison (1872–1913). Women's History Review, 20 (3). p. 437. ISSN 0961-2025

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2011.570535

Abstract

This piece is a sonnet written for the British suffragette Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913) who died on 8 June 1913 after being badly injured, four days earlier, when she rushed onto the Derby racecourse and attempted to grab the reins of Anmer, the King's horse. An article by June Purvis titled 'The Battles of 1918 Go On', in the Times Higher Education, 7 August 2008, which mentioned the struggles of women in the past for equality and also their struggles today, including the debate within the Church of England's General Synod about whether women should become bishops, inspired the author to visit Emily's grave which is very close to her home. She now visits it regularly, and has composed this sonnet to her.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism, women, gender, history
Subjects: V300 History by topic
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 10:44
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:56
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5112

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