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Jane Austen’s tea drinking not under ‘interrogation’, says museum – The Guardian

Jane Austen’s House says decision to update displays with information on slavery links have been ‘misrepresented’, including tea detail that was reported as ‘woke…



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Staff at the museum Jane Austens House are reassuring fans of the Pride and Prejudice author that they have never and will never interrogate Jane Austen, her characters or her readers for drinking tea.
The museum issued the statement on Tuesday, after the Telegraph reported that Austens tea drinking would face historical interrogation by the museum over the authors familys links to slavery. The Express and Daily Mail reported on it as woke madness, a revisionist attack and Black Lives Matter-inspired.

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