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- Publisher: Blacktoad Publications; 1 edition (22 May 2013)
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- Language: English
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Emily Wilding Davison: The Suffragette Who Died For Women's Rights Kindle Edition
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Emily Wilding Davison is mainly known as a result of her final moments. This book not only considers in detail the context of those events, but offers the compelling story of Emily's rich and varied life.
It takes the reader through Emily's life largely chronologically, containing plenty of the little details and observations that mark out a good biography. It is also a very easy and compelling book to read. I spent a lovely sunny afternoon glued to my kindle reading it from start to finish - its a tough one to put down.
I would recommend this to anyone - it provides a very good story, exceptionally told!
An excellent, fascinating read. Includes details of the footage taken at Epsom and reviews Emily's possible motives in the light of new information.
Interesting how the Pankhursts, who had expelled Emily from the WSPU, were happy to claim her as a martyr. One can only speculate that had Emily died in prison from injuries sustained by her throwing herself down a staircase they would have been so keen. Clearly, the publicity the WSPU would have gained from a prison death would not have been in the same league as the Epsom incident.
I have no idea if the print edition is the same but there are a couple of mistakes with dates in the kindle ed. for example, the date of the Great Exhibition is given as 1951 instead of 1851 (1951 being the date of the festival of Britain. Interesting to note that universal suffrage had been in place for a mere 23 years at that time).
An excellent book for anyone wishing to know more about Emily Davison and the suffrage movement.
It shows how extreme the opposition by politicians and ordinary voters was and how many of the women found themselves in prison--yes-because they wanted to vote
The only reason I have not given it 5 stars is because it is rather wordy and not a "quick read" as so many contemporary books,even non- fiction,aim to be BUT it is an excellent and important read and one we should discuss with daughters and granddaughters
The book provides a detailed account of Emily's life up to the day of her death, and also her deaths immediate impact, for instance the copycat suicide.
An up to date and thorough account of one of Britain's most influential women.
Emily was driven by religion. She felt called upon by the voice of God to give herself wholly to the womens' suffragette movement with her slogan 'Rebellion against tyranny is obedience to God'. Joan of Arc was her personal heroine, the infamous feminist leader whose cry was 'Fight on and God will give you the victory'. She certainly needed all the inspiration she could muster to cope with the physical and psychological assaults she had to endure.
Lucy Fisher describes the gradually increasing activities of the suffragettes. Emily's barbaric treatment in prison, her suicide attempt and her personal intensification of the campaign for justice and equality (bordering on terrorism) are detailed. 'One big tragedy would save the others', Emily wrote.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this book she is such an inspiring person. I couldn't put it down. Definitely gonna read it again! Amazing!!!!Published 16 months ago by Natalie Wilson
It is a humbling experience to read this book which brings to life the extraordinary courage and downright bloody-mindedness of those women who fought so hard to gain us the right... Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2013 by M Kenny
Lucy Fisher is a highly competent young journalist. She has obviously thoroughly researched the subject and written an explicit narrative which moves well from chapter to chapter. Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2013 by Diana Langridge
For anyone remotely interested in the history of patriarchy-smashing, I highly recommend this stonking read. It's beautifully written and charged with biting emotion.Published on 11 Jun. 2013 by Emily Jr
What a fantastic account of a remarkable woman, who stood firm in her beliefs and fought for the right of every woman in Britain today. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2013 by lisa worthing