Restoration and Regency

Margaret Cavendish – meet Mad Madge, Science Fiction author and the wife of the extravagant William Cavendish,  Duke of Newcastle

It’s a man’s life in the army : Mother Ross – Christian Davies regales you with her stories of life and love in Marlborough’s army.

Duel! – An amusing and bawdy insight into the history of dueling as two friends fight over a ‘lady’.

The tale of the Wicked Lady – Lady Catherine Ferrers the most famous highwaywoman of all time tells of her adventures and life beyond the law in the 17th century.

Dressing Mr Clark – Regency clothing and etiquette



Top of the chops – the trials and executions of pirates, highwaymen and villains.


Mary Read – the real pirate of the Caribbean – Disguised as a man this courageous woman spent much time among the pirates on The Curlew under the command of Captain Jack Rackham (Calico Jack) she was only discovered when an another cross dressing pirate declared her love…

One lump or two – the totally tantalising history of tea drinking in the eighteenth century.

Stand and deliver – meet historys most notorious highwaymen and women.

Nell Gwynn – pretty witty Nell tells of her rise from Orange seller to Charles II mistress with a spot of acting in between!

Mothers ruin? – an illustrated history of gin!

Lovely and Lethal: La Maupin – meet the cross dressing deadly duelist as she sings and fights her way across the 17th century.