About

Hi! I’m a Wellcome Trust and SSHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of Exeter researching the experience of giving birth in eighteenth-century Wales at the Centre for Medical History. My current research examines the social, cultural and medical history of childbirth in eighteenth-century Wales.  I am particularly interested in illegitimacy, courtship, the experience of reproduction and childbirth for unmarried mothers, perinatal mortality, and midwifery. My first peer-reviewed publication, ‘Illegitimacy in Eighteenth-Century Wales’ appears in Welsh History Review 26.3 (July 2013).

I write about anything historical or current that piques my interest. I’m also 1/5 of The Echo and The Always.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Ooh, Wales. Very exciting. I study Okinawan history, myself, so, pretty much the other side of the world. But, for whatever reason, I’ve long had a special fondness for Wales. Such a beautiful language, such beautiful land (I’ve spent a brief couple days in Wales running around visiting castles), and of course the Arthurian connection. Plus, so overlooked, compared to Scotland and Ireland! I really think if I were doing British or European history, I’d be doing Wales.

    Anyway, just happened upon your blog today, and thought I’d say hello.

  2. I very much enjoyed your blog, And After That The Dark: The Debtor Sanctuaries of London. I am working on a history book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Art. Literature. Science. Military. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavors.

    P.S. It involves Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.

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