Rise Up Women! The suffragette campaign for the vote

  • 18 July 2013
  • 19:30 - 21:00
  • £7, booking essential as places are limited. Doors open at 7pm for an opportunity to see the displays and to get a drink from the William Morris Gallery Tea Room.

It is a hundred years since Emily Wilding Davison tried to grab the reins of the King's horse in protest at the government's refusal to give women the vote. She paid with her life and went down in history as the first suffragette martyr. Diane Atkinson considers Emily Wilding Davison's protest in the wider context of the WSPU's militant campaign for women's suffrage in the years leading up to the outbreak of the First World War.