Hannah Woolley – the Queen of Domestic Management


 

For today’s historical feature, Margaret Mills turned the clock back to the mid 1600’s to look at the life of a lady called Hannah Woolley who was a kind of predecessor of Mrs Beeton. But unlike Mrs Beeton, Hannah Woolley did not confine her tips to cooking, but seems to have included decorating, domestic management, embroidery instruction, the etiquette of letter writing, medicinal advice, and perfume making.

Listen again here to what Margaret told me about this extraordinary woman: –

See you again next week,
Scott

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