The bizarre beauty of Elizabethan women!

Jayne Harris

Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Professional, Hobby
Paid: 80 inc travel up to 20 miles (44p per mile thereafter)
10th August 2018
Middle Ages | Tudors | Medieval History | Social History

Lead powder on the face, mouse hide for eyebrows and vinegar as a contraceptive?

The women of the Elizabethan area were amongst the first to really care about their appearance...and went to bizarre lengths to achieve the desired effect!

This talk is both witty and enlightening and features images and references to academic texts ensuring accuracy and amusement.

How did these women achieve that high hairline we see in portraits?...I'll tell you!

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About Jayne Harris

Hi, I'm Jayne! I'm 35 years old and am a writer, lecturer and historian with 20 years experience.

The following are just some of the topics I can give talks on:

  • The history of Dudley Castle
  • Bizarre beauty of Elizabethan women
  • Queen Elizabeth I - a woman in power
  • Hampton Court Castle - it's eccentric story!
  • Ghosts & Hauntings
  • Borley Rectory
  • Biggin Hill Airfield
  • Haunted Stourbridge
  • Haunted Worcestershire
  • Haunted Edinburgh
  • Illusions of Consciousness
  • Psychic Phenomena (telepathy, telekinesis, mediumship, clairvoyance etc)
  • Divination techniques (ouija, tarot, scrying etc)
  • The History of Paranormal Investigation
  • Haunted Objects (the myths, misconceptions and realities)
  • Scary Halloween Ghost Stories
  • Ghosts of Christmas Past
  • Witchcraft & Magic
  • Aliens & UFO's
  • Cryptozoology (werewolves, the loch ness monster, big-foot etc)
  • "Who put Bella in the Wych-Elm?" (true life unsolved murder mystery)
  • Indie film production - my personal journey

I can tailor my talks to suit the audience, often use active participation if preferred and can incorporate a Q&A session to close.

If you haven't seen a topic you'd like covered above, please get in touch as this list is by no means exhaustive. I am based near Ludlow but travel the length and breadth of the UK giving talks and hosting a range of evenings.

I look forward to coming along to your event soon and giving your guests a thought provoking, entertaining and informative talk!

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