This page follows historian Dr. Sheila Hanlon's past and recent research projects. Her interests include Victorian and Edwardian cycling history and the WWI and WWII Women's Land Army, both in Canada and Britain.
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The wheelmen’s club, outfitted in dapper uniforms and racing en masse down a country road, is one of the enduring images of late Victorian masculine associational culture. Cycling clubs may have started out as male reserves, especially during the highwheeler … Continue reading
The Pankhursts: Clarionettes and Suffragettes Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst Cycling was a family affair for the Pankhursts, who famously founded the Women’s Suffrage and Political Union. Dr Richard Pankhurst (1834-1896) was an avid cyclist and prominent member of the … Continue reading
The Clarion Cycling Club set a strong precedent for using the bicycle as a political campaign tool. The Pankhurst family were members of the Clarion Cycling Club and supported their political work. Christabel, in particular, showing great enthusiasm for cycling … Continue reading