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Fearnought (But the Captain)

Crime reports have to be used with caution but often they give valuable context for and insights into, clothing history.

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Knitting As Punishment

MARY Bowler, a young woman and an inmate of the Faringdon Union [workhouse], was on the 5th inst., brought before the Rev. J.F.Cleaver and Sir R.G. Throckmorton, charged by the Governor with having refused to perform the work assigned her, namely, knitting socks; she was committed to Reading Gaol for 21 days’ hard labour. Jackson’s […]

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