Friends of Alice Wheeldon
The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George
Sheila Rowbotham’s 1986 play Friends of Alice Wheeldon dramatized the trial of a Derby socialist and feminist accused by an undercover agent during the First World War of plotting to kill the prime minister, Lloyd George. This new edition includes a carefully researched historical introduction that describes the interaction between workplace militants and anti-war activists, the intrigues of politicians and the intelligence agencies, and the campaign to clear Wheeldon’s name.
Dreamers of a New Day
Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century
In this groundbreaking history of how women came to be modern, Sheila Rowbotham explores a period, from the belle epoque to the roaring twenties, when women overturned social norms and assumptions as they struggled to define themselves as individuals. Challenging existing conceptions of citizenship and culture, such as ethical living, consumerism, sexuality and democracy, these 'dreamers' shaped many of the issues that remain at the forefront of 21st century life.