Sarah A Bendall, Shaping Femininity: Foundation Garments, the Body, and Women in Early Modern England (Bloomsbury Academic/Visual Arts, forthcoming 2021)

Journal Articles


Sarah A. Bendall, “Adorning Masculinities? The Commissioning and Wearing of Hat Badges during the Habsburg-Valois Italian Wars”, Sixteenth Century Journal, 52, 3, (forthcoming 2021).

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Sarah A. Bendall, “Women’s Dress and the Demise of the Tailoring Monopoly: Farthingale-makers, body-makers and the changing textile marketplace of seventeenth-century London”, Textile History, (forthcoming 2021): DOI: 10.1080/00404969.2021.1913470 

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Sarah A. Bendall, “The case of the ‘french vardinggale’: A Methodological Approach to Reconstructing and Understanding Ephemeral Garments”, in Fashion Theory, Special Issue on ‘The Making Turn’, edited by Peter McNeil and Melissa Bellanta, 23, 3 (2019): 363-399. DOI: 10.1080/1362704X.2019.1603862.

Sarah A. Bendall, “‘Take Measure of your Wide and Flaunting Garments’: The Farthingale, Gender and the Consumption of Space in Elizabethan and Jacobean England”, Renaissance Studies, 33, 5 (2019): 712-737. DOI: 10.1111/rest.12537.

Sarah Anne Bendall, “To Write a Distick upon It: Busks and the Language of Courtship and Sexual Desire in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England”, in Gender & History, 26, 2, (2014): 199–222. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0424.12066.


Public History & Engagement

“‘I die where I cling’: garters and ‘busks’ inscribed with love notes were the sexy lingerie of the past”, via The Conversation, 11 February 2021.

Sarah A. Bendall, “Lady Mary FitzRoy: The People’s Lady,” St. John’s Cemetery Project, (2020),


Guest Blog Posts

Sarah A Bendall, ‘Historical Reconstruction: A Valuable Source for the Historian‘, History Matters: Creating a Community through History, University of Sydney Department of History Blog, published 19 June 2017.

Sarah A Bendall, ‘“He shall not haue so much as a buske-point from thee”: Examining notions of Gender through the lens of Material Culture’, Journal of the History of Ideas Blog, published 15 May 2017.

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