Case Study: Emily Wilding Davison

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April 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the night militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison hid in the crypt of the House of Commons on census night, 2 April 1911.

The Parliamentary Archives, Curator of Works of Art Office and House of Commons Library have worked together to commemorate the anniversary with this case study, with images of the Census forms provided by The National Archives. It also coincides with Women's History Month in March 2011.

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Visit Parliament to view a display about the suffragettes showcasing a suffragette medal and a scarf belonging to Emily Wilding Davison

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