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Emily Cock on Disability in the Early Modern Period

Emily Cock talks to Helen about Thomas Fairfax, the Civil War general who used a wheelchair, as well as the history of disability more generally. What did it mean to have facial scars in the 17th century, and how did the Earl of Arlington use a scar on his nose to curry favour with Charles II?Thomas Fairfax's wheelchair: https://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art549698-thomas-fairfax-english-civil-war-wheelchairOne of Arise Evans' visions: https://www.exclassics.com/pamphlets/pamph019.htmLouis XIV in his wheelchair: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/king-louis-xiv-of-france-in-his-wheelchair-in-front-of-the-news-photo/145501029National Portrait Gallery image of Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw00179/Henry-Bennet-1st-Earl-of-Arlington?LinkID=mp00134&role=sit&rNo=0To see what Emily is up to, follow her on twitter: @EmilyNCockThis was produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow their work here: https://twitter.com/ahrcpressProducer: Peter Curry @petedoeshistory See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Hidden Histories sees Helen Carr exploring some of the country's hidden treasures, as she and some of our finest historians scramble through the actual spaces where history happened. Whether she's visiting the whorehouses of Covent Garden, or retracing the steps of the Peasants Revolt, Helen and her guests are a delightful guide to the hidden histories that lie just off the beaten track. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.