Thursday, October 9, 2008

Middle Class Regency Women


Today I got together a power point presentation in preparation for a talk I am giving to the Calgary Guild of Needle and Fibre Arts, my local embroidery guild. I am going to share with them the research I did for an Opus module where I looked into the interests and activities of middle class women during the English Regency period (1800-1830).


I found it to be a fascinating time for women. For example, it was one of the few times in history women wore clothing that didn't distort or contort their bodies into unnatural shapes. They had a freedom of movement which allowed them to lead active lives and to follow their interests.
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