Hannah Marples will discuss the fashion of 17th-century costume and decode the style of dress within the paintings of William Cavendish,  1st Duke of Newcastle and his second wife, Margaret Lucas, Duchess of Newcastle.

Hannah has created and designed historical costumes for many areas such as film; TV; organisations such as English Heritage; museums like The National Civil War Museum and Leeds Royal Armouries; and re-enactors. Whilst studying Costume with Textiles (BA) Hons, in her third year she appeared in the BBC4 television series A Stitch in Time, as part of a team of costumiers.