Kate Greenaway: Girls, Flowers and Fashion

Kate Greenaway’s illustrations from the late 1800s are childhood favourites for many growing up in England. Even if you grew up somewhere else in the world there’s still a chance you will have seen them adorning the pages of a...

The Liberty Bodice

1925 advertisment for the Liberty Bodice Image courtesy of Flickr User Louise http://www.catwalkcreativevintage.co.uk As much as I love period dramas, I sometimes think that being a woman in Victorian England would have been, well, mildly perilous. Being a child...

A Girl in Victorian Britain

A girls’ classroom. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/victorian_schools/ In Victorian times a girl had few choices when it came to aspirations. The ideal Victorian woman was one who was a housewife and mother‚Äìthe ‚ÄòAngel in the...

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