One of the things I’ve found interesting on joining social media is how many people’s profiles include ‘mother’ and ‘father’ as part of their personal identity, alongside their occupation, their political stance, and their hobbies. Being a parent has long been part of people’s sense of self, but perhaps what struck me most in my research on parenting in the later Georgian period was how parents could draw on lots of different types of parental identity to construct their own.
Ruth Goodman and Peter Ginn are back with another ‘farm’ series, with new chap Tom Pinfold. This time they are exploring the Tudor Monastery Farm, which was filmed at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex. The Tudor period is Ruth’s favourite historical period so expect lots of enthusiasm in this housewife role, whilst Peter and Tom work hard on the farming methods and animals.
This six part series starts on the 13th November 9PM on BBC2.
If you live in or near Rochester in Kent, you might be interested in these series of talks given by Toni Mount who specialises in the Medieval period. But you need to hurry as the tickets are selling out fast.
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“Every Spring Christ Church holds a Special Interest Weekend open to the public. In April 2014 we are having a single topic weekend on ‘Politics, Patronage and Prostitution: The Experiences of Medieval Women’. This weekend offers the chance to hear papers from a group of specialists on those matters which involved and concerned women generally. By sampling some individuals, such as Christine de Pisan, Heloise, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Joan of Arc, as well as taking a look at the experiences of those less famous, we shall endeavour to answer the question: what was it like for women to live in the medieval world?”
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Some 17th century recipes, also How To Cook A Husband.