The Reading Room will be updated regularly with articles and monographs that provide a picture of the social and political history of the time when Alice Wheeldon was an activist.
Sheila Rowbotham, Friends of Alice Wheeldon (new edition), London, Pluto Press, 2015
John Jackson, Alice Wheeldon and the Attorney-general, Open Democracy 17 April 2007
The World Is My Country: A visual celebration of the people and events that opposed the First World War
Poster #3: Alice Wheeldon was a prophet .
This award-winning book brilliantly paints the carnage of the First World War and situates the Wheeldon story in its account of the protest and patriotism that divided Britain. It is a great starting point.
Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars Harcourt, Houghton and Mifflin, USA 2011
This is the first book by a social historian to reassess the trial in the social and political context of the times, after the court papers and related documents were made public.
Sheila Rowbotham, Friends of Alice Wheeldon, London, Pluto Press, 1986
This book written by a Derby writer describes the trial and the events leading up to it.
Nicola Rippon, The Plot to Kill Lloyd George, Wharncliffe Books, Barnsley,2009
The Eye in the Door is an award winning novel which describes the Wheeldon family (under another name) and what happened to them during the First World War.
Pat Barker, The Eye in the Door (Book 2 of the Regeneration Trilogy), London, Viking 1993
This article was written by a medical practitioner and challenges the evidence of the poison plot.
Ann Ferguson, Some Curare Murders? Medico-Legal Journal, June 2011, Vol. 179 No.2, 49-57
John Jackson exhumes the extraordinary case of a middle-aged woman from Derby convicted of plotting to murder the Prime Minister.
John Jackson, Losing the Plot: The Trial of Alice Wheeldon History Today Volume: 57 Issue 5 2007
This is a book of poetry by a Derbyshire poet that includes poems about Alice. It has been on the national school curriculum.
Jane Weir, Alice, Templar Poetry, Matlock, 2006
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography was published on 23 September 2004 in 60 volumes and online. The 2004 edition had 50,113 biographical articles covering 54,922 lives including a number of the people involved in the Rex vs Wheeldon case.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (or ODNB), OUP, Oxford, 2004 - online edition free to most UK library card holders.
Moscow has helped solve the mystery of William Wheeldon, who fled to the Soviet Union in 1921 to escape persecution
Michael Durham Death of an English Socialist The Independent 13 September 1992
"Alice Annie Wheeldon" is a song by Robb Johnson, written as a tribute to Alice Wheeldon.
You will find the Lyrics here.
Nicholas Hiley (1985) The Failure of British Counter-Espionage against Germany, 1907-1914, The Historical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Dec., 1985), pp. 835-862, Published by: Cambridge University Press
Hiley Nicholas (1986b) Counter-espionage and security in Great Britain during the First World War, English Historical Review 101:400, July.
Hiley N. & Putkowski J. (1988) A postscript on PMS 2 , Intelligence and National Security 3:2.
Porter, Bernard (1989) Plots and Paranoia. A History of Political Espionage in Britain, 1790-1988, Routledge, pp.145-146.