Keele historian features on BBC Documentary

Professor Dominic Janes, Professor in History from Keele University’s School of Humanities, has featured in the BBC 2 Documentary Make-up: A Glamorous History.

Professor Janes, an expert in the histories of gender, sexuality and religion, featured in the first episode and spoke with presenter Lisa Eldridge about the “macaronis” - fashionable society gents who were given that name because, in the eyes of the penny press of the day, they rejected good old English roast beef for dainty foods from continental Europe, such as pasta.

Professor Janes features in the first episode of the docuseries which focuses on the Georgian Era, and can be seen from 51:00 on BBC iPlayer.