The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) has released Dr Amanda Vickery’s 2008 HarperCollins History Lecture as a podcast. ‘Out of the Closet: Love, Power and Houses in Eighteenth-Century England’ gives a tantalizing glimpse of early modern domesticity. Listen as Amanda explores ideas of taste, furnishings (including chintz) and hierarchy against a thrilling backdrop of eighteenth-century romping and dirty linen.
You can download the podcast here: http://www.livesandletters.ac.uk/podcasts/out-closet-love-power-and-houses-eighteenth-century-england-lecture-amanda-vickery.
CELL’s recommendation is to listen to it ‘next to an open fire with a glass of something warming and a plate of mince pies!’ which sounds like very good advice at this time of year!