On this day in 1913 Emily Davison walked onto the course during the Epsom Derby. She was knocked down by the horse Anmer owned by King George V and died from her injuries.
Emily Davison was a Suffragette, that is she campaigned for votes for women. It wasn’t until 15 years later in 1928 that women were granted the vote on the same terms as men.
During those years and the ones before, thousands of women campaigned and suffered inhumane treatment in an effort to obtain the right to vote.
On this day in 2017 there is a general election, make sure you honour those who fought to give you this opportunity and go and vote.