On 4 June, 1913, Emily Wilding Davidson threw herself under the king’s horse, Anmer, during the prestigious Derby horserace at Epsom Downs in Surrey, southern England. Four days later, she died of the injuries sustained from the incident. 

Davidson was a pioneer of the suffragette movement; her dramatic intervention in the race was to draw attention to the plight of women, neglected and relegated to second-hand status, in what was supposedly a democratic society. 

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