The Early Modern Commons

A Fashionable Business

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Margaret Lendall, fl. 1660-1668

20 March 2020

Margaret Lendall was a Haberdashers’ Company apprentice milliner/lace-seller who worked on the Royal Exchange in 1660s London. Robert White, The Royal Exchange of London, 1671...

Unbound Exhibition at Two Temple Place

19 March 2020

* This review was written before Unbound was closed due to recent events. I have decided to publish it to celebrate the work that went into the exhibition. Two Temple Place is an...

Mary Marsden #HerBook

8 March 2020

The Twitter hashtag #HerBook and blog Early Modern Female Book Ownership have revealed much about early modern women’s literacy, their reading habits and book ownership, and it...

Welcome to A Fashionable Business – Launch for Women's History Month

1 March 2020

Women’s History Month 2020 has arrived and I am thrilled to launch my new blog: A Fashionable Business to celebrate the myriad contributions that women made to the social, economic,...