Leather!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, discuss the fascinating and completely unexpected history of LEATHER! Which is all about the history of medieval birthing girdles (and ‘bio-codicology!’ – yes that is a term; the fabulous National Leather Collection and the quest to buy as many interesting items as you can for £5; it’s about glove-making and William Shakespeare’s father; and it’s also all about Benjamin Franklin and the leather apron man and Samurai warriors! Who knew!

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