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)
Welcome to Hidden Histories, hosted by Helen Lewis. In each series we explore a subject that the textbooks hid, held-back or hijacked, starting with “The Great Forgetting: women writers before Austen”.