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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Want to know what an 1885 photo of a wax mannequin on a tricycle tells us about the dress reform movement? Or hear how local residents in 1890s Malden reacted to the sight of a lady cyclist’s bloomers? Listen … Continue reading
In 1897, a proposal was put before Cambridge University’s Senate to grant full degrees to female graduates. Male students responded with outrage. The image above shows the scene in the market square on the day of the debate. An effigy … Continue reading