Ruth Goodman is a historian of the social and domestic life of Britain. How we lived our daily lives, the practical nitty gritty, and why we did it that way. These seemingly little things change the world. Our day to day routines have a huge cumulative effect on the environment, our shopping habits can sway the world's patterns of trade, how we organise and run our family life sets the political tone of nations. We matter. Us, the little people, women, children and even men. How our ancestors solved the problems of everyday life made the world what it is today. Ruth works regularly with museums, theatre, television and educational establishments offering advice services, lectures and practical workshops. She is also as the resident expert on The One Show and presented the BBC 2 shows Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm, Wartime Farm, Tudor Monastery Farm, Inside the Food Factory and most recently, Full Steam Ahead.