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In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, I'm joined by Sarah Bendall, a material culture historian. We place the undergarments of early modern women under the spotlight. Want to know why men were suspicious of women's farthingales and why busks led a double life, imbued with erotic connotations? Well, if you have ever been curious to sort your bum rolls from your wheel farthingales, your 'bodies' from your 'stays', this month's podcast is for you!

 
Sarah Bendall has dedicated her academic career to researching these garments and their social and cultural importance. Her new book, 'Shaping Femininity: Foundation Garments, the Body and Women in Early Modern England' takes a deep dive into this fascinating topic.

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Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Guest: Sarah Bendall

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

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