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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Militant suffragette Lilian Ida Lenton, AKA Ida Inkley, is labelled “12” in the Criminal Record Office surveillance photo above. Lenton (1891-1972) was a dancer who joined the WSPU at age 21. She was introduced to militant action as part of … Continue reading
Suffragettes and suffragists targeted sports institutions as part of publicity campaigns and militant action, particularly from 1911-13. Golf courses, race tracks, and cricket pavilions were preferred sites for militant actions, but all sporting events were considered to be at risk … Continue reading
Rosa May Billinghurst (1873-1953) was born and raised in Lewisham. As a child, she was stricken with an illness causing paralysis from which she never fully recovered. Her condition did not, however, deter her from joining the WSPU in 1907 … Continue reading