Gentleman Jack: Romsey’s student is a modern ‘replica’ of the 19th-century lesbian

Seeing two “powerful lesbians” on prime time television inspired Emily Sheath to live a more authentic life.

The 19-year-old said she decided to dress full-time in Victorian clothing after watching the BBC show Gentleman Jack.

She considers herself a modern replica of the character, played by Suranne Jones, and inspired by the life of prominent 19th-century lesbian Anne Lister.

The University of Portsmouth student obtains historically accurate clothing and makes a few of her own, then stomps on her hometown of Romsey.

Video of Talia Slack, Joe Cooper and Emily Ford

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