HH#1.2: Bluestockings

This week, Helen Lewis is joined by Elizabeth Edwards and Sophie Coulombeau to discuss the 18th century “Bluestockings” – who were they and why did they matter? Through salons hosted by the likes of Elizabeth Montagu, “Queen of the Blues”, this small group of highly educated women helped shape a new age of sociability and creativity, ushering in greater acceptance of women as the intellectual equals of men. (Helen Lewis, Elizabeth Edwards, Sophie Coulombeau)