Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Question from Craig - Disabilities in Tudor times

I am curious to find out how disabilities were viewed/treated at this time? For example ; blindness, deafness, being stuck in a wheelchair, being mute, not having all your limbs; etc,.. Did the people of this era treat those who were disabled with kindness and compassion, or were they bullied, mistreated, and made to feel like an outcast?


Lara said...

There was a book just recently published on this topic - "Disability and the Tudors" by Phillipa Vincent Connolly. I haven't had a chance to read it myself, but if nothing else it would be a good start since I don't think there has been a whole lot of work done on the subject.

Craig said...

Thanks Lara. Always appreciate an informative answer every now & then!��‍♂️ Btw, I really love your site and all the work you do, please keep it up! You seem like a very nice, friendly person and you’re beginning to inspire me.

Sincerely, Craig.

Craig said...

Oh I’m sorry. One last thing, P.S.; Good luck on your move and hope you get settled in and stay safe.