All the Kings' Fools: Disability and the Tudors

All the Kings' Fools: Disability and the Tudors
 
  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 £15

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For centuries, disabled people and their history have been hidden in plain sight.

Before the advent of modern medicine, any impairment, disease or frailty was often a matter of life and death. The treatment of disabled people reveals a great deal about periods throughout history and contemporary wider societies – join us in asking:

What was done to support historical disabled populations?

Very little on the infirm and mentally ill was written down during the Renaissance period and the Tudor period is no exception, presenting a complex, unparalleled story. The sixteenth century was far from exemplary in the treatment of its infirm, but a multifaceted and ambiguous story emerges, where society’s ‘natural fools’ were elevated as much as they were belittled.

From the nobility to the lowest of society (including William Somer, Henry VIII's fool at court), Phillipa Vincent-Connolly casts a light on the lives of disabled people in Tudor England and guides us through the social, religious, cultural, and ruling classes’ response to disability as it was then perceived.

In this talk, discover lesser known histories of a group that, for the most part, tends to be overlooked.

Phillipa Vincent-Connolly is a historian, author, teacher, consultant and broadcaster, who qualified in History and Humanities with the Open University in 2011. She has published both fiction and non-fiction, and her latest book, Disability and the Tudors: All the Kings' Fools, is published on 30 November 2021. She is currently working towards achieving her PhD in History, specialising in Tudor disability at Manchester Metropolitan University. Among her many interests, she has a deep and abiding love for all things historical: archives, artefacts, architecture, corsetry, fashion and royalty. Phillipa is an activist, wanting untold disabled voices of the past to be heard, bringing them into the mainstream. Being disabled with cerebral palsy, Phillipa has a keen interest in disability equality and Personal Development. Phillipa lives in Poole, Dorset with her two children.

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2021-11-17 19:30 2021-11-17 19:30 Europe/London All the Kings' Fools: Disability and the Tudors In this talk, discover lesser known histories of a group that, for the most part, tends to be overlooked. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/11/17/all-the-kings-fools-disability-and-the-tudors-276455 ,,,

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