Welcome to my latest blog post. Last week I discussed the idea of maternal impression and how women were blamed if their child was born with a deformity. This week I will be looking at something else women were blamed for, witchcraft. Specifically, I will try to see if there…

Welcome to my latest blog post. Last week I discussed the idea of monstrous births, focusing on 16th Century Europe. This week I will continue along the same line of thought. However, instead of looking at the disabled children, I will be discussing their mothers. You may remember from my…

Welcome to my latest blog post. Last week I discussed beliefs held about disabled people in the Medieval Period. I did this by examining some of the work of Bede the Venerable. I know what you are thinking, the Medieval Period pretty much spanned a thousand years, how can you…

Welcome to the latest post in my series on beliefs surrounding disability. Last week I discussed the Evil Eye and its effects. This week I will look at how the Greeks and Romans used disabled people to counteract the Evil Eye. Kind of like a human shield. …

Welcome to my latest blog post. As you may know, I am currently working my way through a series on beliefs surrounding disability. After a couple of weeks focusing on the festive season, I will now continue from where I left off with Bes. This week I will be discussing…

Welcome to my latest blog post. This week I will continue in the festive spirit and focus on the history of New Year celebrations. For once I couldn’t find anything disability related, so you will have to come back next week for some disability action.

How Old are New Year Celebrations?

The concept of a new…

Welcome to my special Christmas post. It took me a while to decide what I should write about. I wanted it to be festive, but also be a history post with a disability aspect. As you are probably aware, the history of disability and Christmas cheer don’t really go hand…

The Wheelchair Historian

Wheelchair user with an interest in history, so I created a blog about history, with a particular emphasis on disability.

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