Twice Removed Series 2 Episode 10
Dr Sara Read, an author and lecturer in English at the University of Loughborough joined me to discuss female bodies in the Early Modern period.
How did our female ancestors cope with periods, childbirth, menopause? How did they understand their own bodies? How did they feel about childbirth? What was their lived experiences like, compared to ours today?
Dr Sara Read answers all these questions and more in this episode of #TwiceRemoved!
Watch Dr Sara Read discuss Female Bodies in the Early Modern Period.
Listen to Female Bodies in the Early Modern Period with Dr Sara Read.
Female Bodies: Early Modern Period
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A Spotlight on Dr Sara Read
Dr Sara Read is an academic specialising in the cultural representations of the reproductive body in the early modern period.
She is a novelist and her debut, The Gossips’ Choice was published in spring 2020, and its sequel will be published in spring 2022.
Sara has also published several popular histories mainly connected with early modern England. Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives, 1540-1740 came out in 2015, with Maladies and Medicines: Exploring Health and Healing in Early Modern England following in 2017.
For more information on Dr Sara Read and her many articles in popular magazines etc then please visit: www.sararead.co.uk
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