Category Archives: Knitting

Where the wild things are

I have to thank my colleague Jane Draycott (@JLDraycott) who gave me the idea for this post. She came to Cardiff a few weeks ago to give a great paper on votive hair in antiquity (yes, there was such a … Continue reading

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The wind of change

My last post, on bean poisoning, received some very good responses on Twitter. In particular @HistorianJen pointed out to me that, in the early modern period, beans were used as aphrodisiacs because of their similarity with the sexual organs. This … Continue reading

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