Votes for women, Suffragette Protest at 1913 Epsom Derby. As the horses swept round
Votes for women, Suffragette Protest at 1913 Epsom Derby.
As the horses swept round Tattenham Corner little notice was taken of Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913), in suffragette colours, who darted under the rails to clutch at the reins of the King's horse, causing it to fall and herself to die.
William Rysdyk's Hambletonian 1865, Father of the Trotting Horse. His employer, Seeley
William Rysdyk's Hambletonian 1865, Father of the Trotting Horse. His employer, Seeley, acquired a Charles Kent Mare, which had been permanently injured and was used only for breeding. Sired by Bellfounder, she was of Norfolk Trotter ancestry, a breed noted for its smooth gait. Seeley bred his mare to Abdullah, who was a grandson of Messenger, but a mean and ugly horse. The offspring of the Charles Kent Mare and Abdullah was a bay colt who was to be a keystone in the future of harness racing.
Rysdyk persuaded his employer to sell him the colt and named him Hambletonian. In all, Hambletonian was bred to some 1, 900 mares resulting in 1, 331 foals. Forty of these foals trotted the mile in less than 2 minutes 30 seconds. Among Hambletonian's many distinguished heirs were Dexter, Happy Medium, George Wilkes, Dictator, and Electioneer. The blood of Hambletonian is in most of today's distinguished trotters and pacers. The History of Horse Racing by Roger Longrigg, page 236.
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The Globe Theatre, Southwark, London 1616. View of the Globe by the Dutch engraver
The Globe Theatre, Southwark, London 1616. View of the Globe by the Dutch engraver, Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652) draughtsman, engraver, cartographer. From Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess, page 160.
The original Globe Theatre, was built in 1598 by the playing company to which William Shakespeare belonged, and was destroyed by fire in 1613. The rebuilt Globe Theatre, built in 1614, closed in 1642, and was demolished in 1644.