Bad Habits!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, cast their beady historical eyes on the unexpected history of BAD HABITS! Which is all about the history of intoxication, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, as well as the material culture of early modern women’s consumption of tobacco (think the hidden political meanings of snuff boxes) and female agency; it’s also all about gambling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s addicted detective, Sherlock Holmes, cocaine, heroine and the Vietnam War. Who knew!

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