She was a high achiever and won a scholarship to study literature at Royal Holloway College when she finished school. Emily Davison death facts suggest that she hadn’t planned to sacrifice her life on this day. It is said that her bag contained a return train ticket for that day, as well as an invitation to a Suffragette meeting that evening. Truth behind the death of suffragette Emily Davison is finally revealed This article is more than 7 years old. Emily Davison, influential British suffragette, was born in South East London in 1872. Death at the Derby: In their own words Jump to media player Suffragettes remember Emily Davison, knocked down by the King's horse at Epsom. This was cut short, however, when her father died and her mother could no longer afford to pay the tuition fees. Emily became a teacher until she had saved enough money to finish her studies at London … The reasons why she decided to walk in front of the King’s horse will never truly be known, but it is clear that Emily’s will to die for a cause she believed in was strong. For Emily Davison, this was her first time in gaol; it would not be her last. Emily Davison died from her injuries four days after the horse crashed into her on 4 June 1913, in front of stunned crowds. 'Deputation Refused', Political 'peepshow' exhibited at the Women's Exhibition, May 1909 Depicting a group of Suffragettes being held back from a terrified Asquith and Lloyd George at the House of Commons.