- Publisher: Caret Press
- Available in: Paperback (ebook in preparation)
- ISBN: 978-1-9196232-9-0
- Published: 31 August 2022
In this volume of essays, history writer Naomi Clifford explores the lives of women whose stories we have forgotten or have never known.
Naomi Clifford writes:
‘I am titled this slender volume of essays Out of the Shadows because it features women whose stories, in one way or another, have either not had the exposure they deserve or who have had none at all.’
Meet Eliza Fenning, a servant whose ability to read proved fatal; teenager Maria Glenn, dragged through the courts by a vengeful would-be suitor; Susanna Meredith, who devoted herself to improving the lives of convicted women; Margaret Larney, pregnant and condemned to death; Mary Ashford, whose woeful end was staged on the opening night of a famous theatre; and French anarchist Louise Michel, welcomed, to the consternation of the great and the good, on a fact-finding visit to a London workhouse.
- ‘I am murdered’: The death of Eliza Fleming
- Love & lies in the age of elopement
- Mrs Meredith, the prisoners’ friend
- The abolition of the jury of matrons
- Cartes de visite of working women
- Trial by Battle: The opening night of the Royal Coburg
- The communard and anarchist Louise Michel in Lambeth