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Sarah A Bendall is a material culture historian of early modern Europe, specialising in the dress, jewellery and armour of England, Scotland and France during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

She is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Her current research examines two specialised branches of tailoring in seventeenth century London, Body-makers and Farthingale-makers, and the widespread use of baleen between the years 1500-1800 to explore “making” in European textile industries and the relationship between fashion and ecology.