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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Wheelwomen: An index of inspiring lady cyclists Wheelwomen is a new page featuring short profiles of women who made cycling history. Many of these individuals appear on the margins of cycling history, but they deserve attention in their own right. … Continue reading
The Countess of Warwick, Frances Evelyn ‘Daisy’ Greville Society cyclist, 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 … Continue reading
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
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
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