Pit Lasses – Women and Girls in Coalmining c.1800-1914

Women have long been recognised as the backbone of coalmining communities, supporting their men. Less well known is the role which they played as … [Read more...]





Women Wartime Spies

From Mata Hari through to Noor Inayat Khan, women spies have rarely received the recognition they deserve. They have often been trivialised and, in … [Read more...]





In Search of the Real Dad’s Army – The Home Guard and the Defence of the United Kingdom 1940-1944

What was the Home Guard? Who were the men and women who served in it? And what can be said of their real role and significance once the popular myths … [Read more...]