ASKE Katherine

Senior Research Assistant.

Northumbria University, Department of Humanities (English Literature).

Research expertise

Beauty and sociability in the eighteenth century.



Beau Nash

Richard Nash, known as Beau Nash by his contemporaries, played a decisive part in the transformation of Bath, Britain’s ancient watering-place, into a fashionable resort.


The wealth and competitive elegance involved in fashionable dress in particular, were truly symbolic of the growing culture of refined sociability, luxury and consumerism.
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