Victorians Undone – Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum
An eye-opening, groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians and biographers, author of The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton and George Eliot: The Last Victorian. Why did the great philosophical novelist George Eliot feel so self-conscious that her right hand was larger than her left? Exactly what made Darwin grow that iconic beard in 1862? Who knew Queen Victoria had a personal hygiene problem as a young woman and the crisis that followed led to a hurried commitment to marry Albert?
18 July 2017
4.45pm - 5.45pm
Pavilion Arts Centre