Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V’s horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness and dies four days later.
Women’s suffrage (also known as woman suffrage or woman’s right to vote) is the right of women to vote and to stand for electoral office. National and international organizations formed to coordinate efforts to gain voting rights, especially the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1904), and also worked for equal civil rights for women. Continue reading “1893 – Women’s suffrage: women get the right to vote in New Zealand”