‘I was a schoolgirl reading my mother’s Nova, excited by the second wave of feminism which looked to the past as well as to the future.’
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Lucy Moore speaks with James McConnachie about prominent political women in the French Revolution, her study of the lives of some controversial maharanis, and the value of detail such as dress in recreating the past.