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Emily Davidson who Died for Our Right to Vote

Dec. 5, 2018

This tireless campaigner for women's right to vote, Emily Wilding Davison, is reported to have gone on on hunger strike 49 times. In total, the dedicated suffragette was detained in prison nine times. The empty bowl in the statue represents her refusal to eat. 

 Statue by Ron Lonsdale Photo The Guardian

A statue of the suffragette, who was trampled to death by the Kings horse has been unveiled in Morpeth, Northumberland.

Photo The Guardian

Although an annual commemoration of Davison’s life is held at St Mary’s church in Morpeth, there has been no prominent memorial to her life and achievements – except her grave. It has taken 100 years for this fitting tribute to her sacrifice has been erected.