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Wheelwomen

Wheelwomen: An Index of Inspiring Lady Cyclists Wheelwomen features short profiles of the women who made cycling history. Many of these individuals appear on the margins of cycling history, but they deserve attention in their own right. The women profiled here … Continue reading

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The Countess of Warwick: A Society Cyclist

Frances Evelyn ‘Daisy’ Greville, The Countess of Warwick Frances Evelyn ‘Daisy’ Greville, The Countess of Warwick (1861–1938) was one of late England’s leading Victorian and Edwardian socialites and philanthropists. It is, however, for her role as royal mistress and subject … Continue reading

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Cycling…errr…Walking with Women, Cambridge

No history of Cambridge would be complete without a mention of cycling, and Shape East’s new Walking with Women is no exception. One stop on this self guided tour recalls a day in 1897 when the effigy of a lady cyclist … Continue reading

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The Way to Wareham: Lady Cyclists in Punch magazine cartoons, 1890s

Lady cyclists were a favorite subject for comment in the pages of satirical publications such as Punch. Hundreds of poems, diatribes, and cartoons on the topic were published in the years during and buffering the cycling craze. The lady cyclists … Continue reading

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Is your wife a suffragette or scorcher?

The emasculated husband was a popular subject for picture postcards protesting the consequences of new womanly and suffragette ways. The postcard shown above dates to the Edwardian suffrage campaign. The maker’s inscription on its reverse reads Eustace Watkins. The back of the … Continue reading

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