Bagpipes

Rising high out of the landscape of Ludlow in England is the tower of Saint Laurence’s Church. Founded in the eleventh century by the recently arrived Normans, it has been rebuilt and added to several times in the past millennium. Here among the vaulted ceilings and beautiful stained glass work are 28 misericords dating from […]

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Ale and The Apocalypse

This is the first in a series of posts detailing the ways in which female brewers came to be pushed out of brewing and how contemporary attitudes of women in this industry shaped and aided this process. This post is to form an introduction and overview which the following series of posts will investigate in further depth. The next instalment is entitled ‘Bagpipes’ and details the depictions of alewives in art.

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