In the middle of the 17th century, Mrs Townsend found a lump in her breast. Diagnosed with breast cancer by a local physician, she underwent a mastectomy without anaesthetic –…Read More >
We tend to picture 17th century sailors as rowdy, hard-drinking, ‘salty sea dogs’ akin to Captain Redbeard Rum from Blackadder. But sailors’ autobiographies from the time tell a different story,…Read More >
‘Labouring Literature: Writing About Work in Early Modern England’ – a seminar by Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck).
‘’The Moving Closets of Brave Ladies, and Beautiful Virgins’: Coaches Through the Male Gaze on the Restoration Stage’ – a seminar by Gabriella Infante (KCL).