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

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

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

She sees herself as a modern-day 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 sources historically accurate clothing and makes some of her own, only to trample in her home town of Romsey.

Video of Talia Slack, Joe Cooper and Emily Ford

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