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Beautifully illustrated family history books with a difference by a frequent contributor to the UK family history press. I write for Family Tree Magazine UK; Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical and Bookazine; Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. The publishers of my family history books are Pen and Sword Books and The History Press. I tweet (and retweet) thought-provoking content designed to help you tweak your approach to (your family) history at @RuthaSymes . Do follow me.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ideas for Christmas From Your Ancestors - 10 - Try a Little Cross-Dressing

Dress Like a Man!

         Court Proceedings
  • 'Last Christmas, she was dressed up as a man. It was for 'a lark' and others did the same...'
          Nottinghamshire Guardian 26 January 1877
  • 'Did you not last Christmas night dress up in a suit of your husband's clothes and walk up and down the streets smoking a cigar?'
          Chelmsford Chronicle 15th April 1898

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