The intimate history of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day to some would be considered a farce, a day built on consumerism.
But the traditions go back further than you might think, in fact gifts have been given as far back as the seventeenth century.
Dr Sarah Bendall is a Research Fellow in Gender & Women’s History Research Centre at Australian Catholic University and she joins John Stanley and Paul B Kidd as we go through the history books of intimate apparel on Valentine’s Day
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