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Clothes that kept us warm and dry through history

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  • THE HISTORY OF COSTUME

    Today, fancy dress remains a hallmark of mainstream celebrations. But where did fancy dress begin in England, and why was dressing-up sometimes given a dressing-down by society?

  • HISTORY'S MOST ICONIC HATS

    Fashion Historian Amber Butchart explores how historical headwear can reveal fascinating insights into our past, helping to shape trends and mirror what's important to society at the time.

  • WWII: WARTIME WARDROBES

    Historian and author Julie Summers examines the impact of clothes rationing, one of the more memorable daily adjustments during the Second World War.

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