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Andrew Sedge


I am currently researching the history of personal appearance in early modern England, under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Collins. I am interested in uncovering how the then-contentious topics of fashion, cosmetics, and the wearing of hair influenced, and were influenced by, the political upheavals of the first half of the seventeenth-century. In doing so, I would like to demonstrate how these modes of fashion came to be viewed, and leveraged, as an explicitly political issue.

Selected Publications


  • "The Image of the Prostitute in Commonwealth England, 1649-1660." History Across the Disciplines Conference. Dalhousie University. April 2017

Department of History, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.