Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was a militant activist fighting for women's suffrage in Britain. On 4 June 1913, she stepped in front of King George V's horse running in the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. Emily Davison's funeral was on 8 June 1913 and she was buried in the church yard that was near Longhorsley. Some have claimed that she was trying to disturb the derby rather than commit suicide.
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