Exercise for women in the 1910s

Exercise for women in the 1910s

Between my recent Instagram post about Gibson girls and revisiting a favourite article detailing how the ideal woman’s body has changed over the past hundred years, I’ve had the 1910s on the brain a little bit. I’d remembered an episode of Edwardian Farm where Ruth and her daughter were demonstrating the calisthenic exercises that became … Read More

2,435 stag heads on the wall . . .

Recently I’ve been watching a British program called Walking Through History. It’s presented by one of the hosts of Time Team, but it’s quite a different kind of show. Here, the focus is hiking and walking through historical places around the UK. It’s a very aspirational thing to watch in the middle of winter! The most recent episode … Read More

Watching: Secrets of the Castle

I’ve been enjoying Secrets of the Castle on TVO, from most of the same team who did Victorian Farm and Wartime Farm: Secrets of the Castle: Domestic historian, Ruth Goodman, and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold take on, perhaps, their most ambitious foray in to the past, as they head to France to build … Read More