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Great woman of history Nellie Bly, and the story of how she accomplished and persevered in spite of her circumstances.

Great woman of history Nellie Bly, and the story of how she accomplished and persevered in spite of her circumstances.

The Suffragette magazine gives Emily Wilding Davison angelic status, 13 June 1913.  Carrying suffragette flags in her clothing, she died after jumping in front of the King's horse at a race. 6,000 women attended her funeral.

In 1913 a suffragette famously threw herself under the King’s horse at the Derby and died. But was Emily Davison an accidental martyr? Colin Brown investigates.

Chriss Irvine on Twitter

“Annie Smith-Peck, 1850-1935, scaled all major peaks in Europe + South America. Never wore a f*cking skirt. #DressLikeAWoman”