Branch Event: The World of Little Jane with Richard Smout

Ref: C3746803

'Little Jane', Jane Squibb(1784-1799), is one of the figures whose lives are described in the Rev Legh Richmond's 'Annals of the Poor', published in 1814. This afternoon session seeks to look at life in Brading, at that period. in the context of the Isle of Wight as a whole. Is the World that is described one that is recognisable from contemporary sources? What might the life of Jane and her family been like, and was it typical of the time? What impact did Legh Richmond's account have in the 19th Century and what is it's legacy today?

Course aim

To gain a richer understanding of life in Brading at all levels of society in the 18th/early 19th century and where we can find evidence of that life today, both in the community and in archive material.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • None particular skills are needed, There will be examples of handwriting from c1800, the handwriting for this period is not too challenging, and help will be given with this. Familiarity of the relevant parts of 'Annals of the Poor' is not necessary, as this will be covered in the session.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the community in Brading.
  • A greater understanding across the Island at this period and in the power of a well written story.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing essential. Anything necessary for note taking if desired.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Branch Event: The World of Little Jane with Richard Smout

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