A History of Private Life

The Bed

Episode 1 The Bed

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Summary

Amanda Vickery examines the hidden history of home life over the past 400 years, drawing on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries. She begins by exploring the search for privacy, safety and comfort in the 16th and 17th centuries, looking at how husbands and wives negotiated power. Featuring readers Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak, and songs specially recorded for the series. From 2009.

Cast & Crew

Producer Elizabeth Burke
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