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Channel 4 – Clare Balding’s Secrets of a Suffragette (2013)

Ch4 Secrets of a Suffragette

On 4th June 1913, Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison stepped into the path of the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby and was fatally injured. Astonishingly, the terrible moment was captured on three newsreel cameras. The footage of a well-dressed Edwardian woman being killed by racehorses travelling at 35 miles an hour remains shocking. But although the act was captured in horrific detail, mystery and argument still surround the story behind it: what exactly Emily Davison intended to do on the track that day; and what drove her to take such reckless action. Clare Balding and a team of forensic experts have analysed the footage frame by frame and re-examined the evidence. They believe they may have made discoveries that will change our view of what really happened on that fateful summer day.

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