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Medieval Burns – a neglected topic?

Burns are a curiously elusive topic for research in medieval studies, yet burns to the face and hands must have been fairly ubiquitous in a medieval society which interacted daily (and nightly) with naked flames. Fire was a domestic fixture, … Continue reading

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Sue Townsend’s ‘The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year’

An unexpected but sympathetically humorous instance of a character with facial disfigurement in The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year (2012) by the wonderful Sue Townsend (so much for ‘non-work reading’). An elderly neighbour of the bed-bound woman in question, … Continue reading

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