Gentleman Jack: Student Romsey is the 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 the prominent 19th-century lesbian Anne Lister.

The University of Portsmouth student procures historically accurate clothing and makes some of her own, and then wanders around her hometown of Romsey.

Video by Talia Slack, Joe Cooper and Emily Ford

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