Historic Talk: Bad Girls and Bonnets by History Wardrobe
Thursday 23 April 2020 19:00 - 20:30
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Jane Austen's guide to being brazen - a bold, brash and beautiful celebration of Austen's wicked women, and a truly revelatory look at clothes and crime in the eighteenth century - an era when stocking-theft or silk smuggling carried serious consequences.
With fabulous original costume items, criminal history and readings from the outrageous Miss Austen herself.
Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts at 7pm.
About the speaker
Lucy Adlington took an English degree from Cambridge University and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York. Lucy specialises in dress history, with a particular interest in Edwardiana and the 1940s. Her ambition is to own an 18th century gown of Spitalfields silk. Lucy's history books - 'Great War Fashion', 'Fashion: Women in World War One' and 'Stitches in Time - The Story of the Clothes We Wear' - are rich with unique images and anecdotes. Her new illustrated history 'Women's Lives' and 'Clothes in WW2: Ready For Action' was published in October 2019. You can buy 'Opening the Wardrobe', the unique photo history of 20th century fashion at events.
Lucy also writes history inspired fiction. Her Carnegie-nominated novel 'The Red Ribbon' is published by HotKey Books, inspired by the dressmakers of Auschwitz. Her new novel 'Summerland' is out now.