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The 1913 Derby - source related study.

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ASSESMENT OBJECTIVES 2 AND 3: THE 1913 DERBY Question 1- Study Source A. What can you learn from this source about Emily Davison's attempts to kill herself in Holloway prison? Explain your answer. Source A is a primary source written by Emily Wilding Davison herself about her attempts to kill herself. The source tells me that Emily was determined to succeed in killing herself and intended to die as she tried to kill herself 3 times in a short space of time, it must have been hard for her to find a chance to throw herself down a staircase in prison, but she succeeded to do so 3 times which must mean she definitely intended to finish what she had planned to do " I threw myself forward with all my might". Although the attempts failed, this may have been because she hadn't thought it out properly or it could have been an accident that she met the netting, which saved her. I know from the writing at the top that her sentence was nearly up so it couldn't have been that she was tired of being in prison, so I have reason to believe that she was doing this for another reason, probably for the women's suffrage cause. Question 2 - Study sources B and C. Which is the more useful source of information about the incident at Tattenham Corner in the 1913 Derby? ...read more.

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She did know Emily personally and knew more what she was like as a person, which the writer of source E didn't. But she also hadn't spoken to Emily around that area of time and is likely to be extremely bias in her account of what happened, she is likely to be bias because she wanted people to believe Emily was a martyr for the women's cause and this account was also in her own book maybe was written to entertain. Source E was written by a male journalist for The Times, which was a highly read and important paper. The reporter may have been at the races at the time and could be an eye witness. You can tell he is annoyed by Emily's actions because he talks about the race first and then Emily, he may just talk about her because he has to, as it's the latest news, he doesn't even state her name and just assumes she is a desperate woman who wants to stop the race. I don't think this account is reliable at all just because he doesn't care about getting facts right. Question 4 - Study source F. How reliable is this account? Explain your answer. Source F was written by Mary Richardson who was also part of the Suffragette movement, so I have to beware that she may be bias but in the source she doesn't actually strongly suggest that Emily was a martyr, she says she has been told this but her own opinion is not voiced. ...read more.

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C is just a photo taken slightly after the event and there is no one's opinion by it doesn't support either. Then there is E which is written by a reporter who doesn't know much about the situation and is just summing up all possibilities so this source suggests she could have been a martyr or a fanatic. Then there is G, which doesn't really tell me much about her intention, just that she wanted to flags, possible to make a statement with or to die with them on her body, it's impossible to tell. The sources to me support interpretation A. Although this doesn't mean that Emily was a martyr as the sources may be bias or unreliable, this also fits in with the personal opinion I have formed from my background knowledge. This opinion, I think is proved in Source A where Emily herself talks about how in prison she tried to kill herself for the cause, then in D and F, two people who knew her and what she was like, what she was capable of back this up by saying this was her intention as well, they may well be bias but they probably know more about how Emily felt or thought than the authors of many other sources as they all fought together for the same cause. Then to finalise a reporter who witnessed the event says the same. Amy Collins 1,784 words. ...read more.

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