Sabine Winn (1734 -1798) was the Swiss wife of Sir Rowland Winn of Nostell Priory in Yorkshire. Born into a prominent Huguenot banking family, Sabine found adjustment to life as an English aristocrat difficult.
The extensive documentary record left by Sabine contains a thorough record of her consumption habits, the problems of overseeing a large country house, her interest in home medicine, and her relationship with her husband, children and servants. This record of her life holds great potential for research by historians of national identity, consumption, the country house, gender and medicine.
Amabel Yorke (1751 – 1833) left behind an extensive archive of letters and diaries, carefully documenting her life, her observations, and her strong political opinions. Growing up immersed in a culture of intellectual debate, Amabel longed to participate in political life. She wrote extensively on the French Revolution, and described herself as an old English Whig.
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Buying British and Rudolph Ackermann
Buying British is a hot topic again in light of Brexit - but is this really anything new? Dr Serena Dyer discusses buying British pioneer Rudolph Ackermann and his Repository of Arts magazine.
Buy British Day, 2017
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Dr Serena Dyer interviews some of the retailers at the 2017 Buy British day to find out.