In 1665, the plague came to the village of Eyam in Derbyshire. Plague carrying fleas nestled in cloth which came from London. Delivered to a local tailor, the fleas would soon spread disease throughout the village. The village would make a choice that would help change our understanding into the spread of dangerous diseases. They would go into quarantine in order to halt the spread. This is their story.
The village of Eyam featured in our first issue of Inside History magazine. The printed edition has limited copies remaining but you can still get a digital copy for £1.95 from our online store.
Join us as we talk to Monica Walker about the Old Operating Theatre in London. As Europe's oldest surviving Operating Theatre the museum is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in medical history. Monica Walker will guide us through this amazing space and explain what happened within the attic of St Thomas's Church as well as talking to us about the grisly world of surgery and the 19th Century.
For more detail about the Old Operating Theatre please visit their website: http://oldoperatingtheatre.com/
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You can also find out more about the history of Medicine and Surgery with our own magazine: https://insidehistorymagazine.ecwid.com/Medicine-and-Surgery-c45433443
For additional reading around the subject of Victorian Surgery we recommend checking out The Butchering Art by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris which can be purchased from our online bookstore here: http://www.insidehistorymagazine.co.uk/bookstore.html
We sit down with Dr John Woolf, the author of The Wonders, to talk about the Victorian Freak Shows and their performers. From Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) to Chang and Eng, we will discuss their lives and also the life of "The Greatest Showman" P.T Barnum. Join us for this discussion about how the Victorians viewed the performers, their alternatives away from the Freak Shows and how some went on to live normal lives after their fame.
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John has also written for our magazine which you can find here: https://insidehistorymagazine.ecwid.com/Medicine-and-Surgery-c45433443
Lizzie Borden took an Axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. This old children's skipping song has been sung ever since Lizzie Borden was put on trial for the Murder of her Father and Step-Mother. However, since then the trials of Lizzie Borden have continued. Join us as we take a closer look at the trials of Lizzie Borden.
Lizzie Borden also features in our second issue dedicated to the history of Crime and the Underworld. Copies are available in print and via PDF Download. You can get your copy here: https://insidehistorymagazine.ecwid.com/Crime-and-the-Underworld-c45436414
Take a trip Inside History with exclusive interviews and long-form narratives from the makers of Inside History Magazine. You can hear our first podcast from the 22nd March 2020 but in the meantime here is what is in store.