You can read my feature on the changes in hairstyling fashions during Jane Austen's lifetime here on the Historical Honey website.
Image from the author's collection:
Piozzi (Mrs Thrale) in the 1780s. Note the ‘high’ hairdo. An engraving by E.
Finden after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Johnsoniana
Vol. I, Henry G. Bohn, 1859.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
|A narrowboat cabin, 1870s.|
|A classroom in the early 20th century.|
|Canal horses and donkeys, 1870s.|
On Sunday 10 August, some heavy horses will be visiting the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, so you will be able to see a wonderful demonstration of horse-drawn canal boating.
|A shattered tree, with the remains of a German gravestone.|
Mud was one of the soldiers' biggest problems: it made it difficult to move men and equipment as horses and vehicles got bogged down.
|A trench full of water.|
|Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood.|
We had to imagine the constant roar of artillery, the smell of cordite and burning flesh - and the rats. It must have been terrifying.
|A giant handbag is not very practical for exploring the trenches!|
|The trenches zig-zagged, so that enemy soldiers who broke in couldn't fire along the trench.|