Friday 7 February, 7.15pm
Dr Philip Mansel discusses the politics of dress, with special reference to Greece in the 19th century. Dress could be a means of communicating a political message, as well as of encouraging local industries. In the 19th century most monarchs, wore military or naval uniform, and expected their officials to do the same. Some monarchs, however, particularly in new or vulnerable states, preferred to wear ‘national dress’ in order to try to assert national identity.