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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: It wasn't just Emily Davison! Sport, suffrage and society in Edwardian Britain
Authors: Kay, Joyce
Contact Email: joyce.kay@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Suffragettes
Women's sport
Militancy
Violence
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Kay J (2008) It wasn't just Emily Davison! Sport, suffrage and society in Edwardian Britain, International Journal of the History of Sport, 25 (10), pp. 1338-1354.
Abstract: The suffragette Emily Davison was killed by King George V's horse during the 1913 Epsom Derby while trying to draw attention to the campaign for women's suffrage. However, this much-publicized and shocking incident was not the only connection between sport and political protest in the early twentieth century. This paper will show how British suffragettes carried out a series of violent acts against sport and sportsmen that were unparalleled in the English-speaking world. At the same time it will demonstrate that female suffragists, like many Edwardian women, took part in a wide variety of sports, suggesting that it was possible to be both a feminist and a sportswoman.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/765
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523360802212271
Rights: Published by Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Affiliation: Sport

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