Works about W.T. Stead

It was five-and-twenty years ago, in the grimy little town of Howdon-on-Tyne - it was on the "ballast-hill" - the playground of its children - that a boy of twelve years old felled to the ground a boy who had gone to look at a girl who had turned aside to tie up her garter. That boy has since become the author of "The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon," in which he has not ceased to be faithful to his boyish idea of the sacredness of the modesty and virtue of an English girl. From its room in Northumberland Street, Strand, the same arm has dealt its manhood's blow at the whole herd of the "fornicators, adulterers, and whoremongers" of the land; and from the smoke rooms of the Clubs, and even from some in the offices of Whitehall, has been heard the magnified howl of the dirty-minded Howdon boy. And passers-by that day did not give themselves time to understand, and said,"You should not fight." And cynical companions laughed at the little fool's rage: what were girls made for? But despite his critics, the young Howdon knight understood somehow, that to champion chastity was right; if the world would not help girls to wear it, he would..

Benjamin Waugh, William T. Stead: a Life for the People

Contemporary Authors

William T. Stead & his Peace Message by James A. MacDonald (1912)
William T. Stead: Cosmopolitan Journalist by B.O. Flower (1914)
The Life of Mr. W. T. Stead by John Kensit (1885)
William T. Stead: A Life for the People by Benjamin Waugh (1885)
My Father: Personal & Spiritual Reminiscences by Estelle W. Stead
Stead: the Man by Edith Harper
The Life of W.T. Stead (Vol I) Frederick Wyhte

Modern Authors

W.T. Stead and the New Journalism by Owen Mulpetre (MPhil thesis, 2010)
When the King Becomes your Personal Enemy: W. T. Stead, King Leopold II, and the Congo Free State by Prof Marysa Demoor (19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. (16) April 23, 2013)
"Russia owes a Great Deal to Mr Stead": Tsarism's Unlikely Champion and the International Press by Janet Ashton
Stead & the Peace Conferences at The Hague by Annemarie van Heerikhuizen
W. T. Stead's Books for the Bairns by Sally Wood Lamont
The Significance of the Maiden Tribute by Ann P. Robson
Stead, Shiel and the Rajah's Sapphire by John D. Squires


Who is behind this website?

I founded this website in 2001 to assist me in my own research on W.T. Stead, little knowing then that it would become the largest online resource on Stead's life and career. Today this site is used by students, scholars and institutions around the world and has significantly contributed to the Study of W.T. Stead and the evils which he campaigned against.

If you have a question or query, feel free to Contact me and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience (but please don't ask me to do your research for you!).

Owen Mulpetre, BA (Hons) MPhil