Answer these questions using the text:
1) Why do you think the Suffragettes picked Epsom race day to protest their rights?
2)How does Dollie (the narrator) feel when she see's the horse begin to race?
3)How did Dollie know it was a Suffragette who had appeared on the track?
4)How does Dollie think the King and Queen reacted the the tragedy?
Look at these headlines relating to the actual event. Do you think the papers were supportive of the tragedy or against? Explain why.
Here are some pictures of the actual day.
The Suffragette movement was controversial at the time even thought its aims were about making a difference and the fight for equality. Despite Emily Davidson's tragic protest, women did not see the vote until 5 years after this event. So what did happen that caused a change in history?
Watch this clip - to see the the full story.
Why did women eventually get the vote?
If you didn't get a chance to finish your bunting or make your rosette then today's the day! Remember to send in your work!
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