Sheila Rowbotham

Sheila Rowbotham, who helped start the women’s liberation movement in Britain, is known internationally as an historian of feminism and radical social movements. She is the author of the ground-breaking books Women, Resistance and Revolution; Woman’s Consciousness, Man’s World; and Hidden from History. Her later works include Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties; Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century; and the biography Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love, shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize and winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Biography. Her poetry and two plays have been published and she has written for newspapers and journals in Britain, the US, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Sweden and Sri Lanka. An Honorary Fellow of Manchester University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, she lives in Bristol.

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    October 28, 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    William Morris Society

    Rebel Crossings: William Morris and Socialism in Bristol and Manchester

    Sheila Rowbotham explores the influence of William Morris on the thinking and politics of the six radical pioneers featured in her latest book, ‘Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States.’



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    Edward Carpenter

    Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize: The acclaimed biography of the pioneering advocate of free love, gay rights and women’s suffrage.

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