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.
Tag Archives: NUWSS
Cycling history turns up in the strangest places. Millicent Garrett Fawcett’s permit to drive a bicycle in turn of the century Johannesburg, shown above, is one such curiosity from the archives. This small paper license was one of the … Continue reading
Millicent Garrett Fawcett: The Suffragist Cyclist The accomplishments of peaceful suffragists are often overshadowed by the legacy of the militant suffragettes, but those in Mrs Fawcett’s law abiding camp played an equally important role in the struggle for the vote. … Continue reading
At the height of the Edwardian suffrage movement, a number of organisations held mass marches and pilgrimages to publicise the “Votes for Women” campaign. The postcard above shows a group of participants on the 1913 NUWSS Pilgrimage. These pilgrims … Continue reading