HELEN MATHERS has a PhD in history from the University of Sheffield and has taught many courses on Victorian and women's history as an associate lecturer. She currently teaches for the Open University. A member of the Society of Authors since 2006, Helen is the author of Born in Sheffield: A History of the Women's Health Services 1864-2000 and Steel City Scholars: The Centenary History of the University of Sheffield. Helen began research on Josephine Butler in the late 1990s and has published three articles and given talks about her.
Helen Mathers deftly brings together the public political drama and private emotional relations of Butler's complex, sometimes tragic life.-- Sue Morgan