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Recent Posts

  • Book Announcement!
    I am very excited to announce that my book on smocks will be published on 20th May 2021 by Bloomsbury Academic. A social history of a single garment, my cast list includes Ellen Terry, Georgia O’Keeffe, the WI, body snatchers, navvies, Molly Goddard, John Dryden and many more. For me it is a way to…
  • Snapshot: one working man’s clothing practices in 1840
    The Corn Laws, in place between 1815-46, were, in brief, tariffs on imported grain and food, designed to give domestic producers better prices for their produce, but in reality causing food prices to rise and distress and hunger for working people unable to produce food for themselves. As protests against the Corn Laws gained momentum,…
  • Bucks History Festival 2020
    Very excited and honoured to be part of the upcoming Bucks History Festival, 12th-13th September 2020.  Having grown up in Buckinghamshire, I know the county well. My podcast covers some basic questions about smocks including: Who wore smocks? What are they made of? When did people start wearing them? What colours are they? It also…

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