Date: 
Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 - 16:30 to 17:30
Cost: 
Free

Lisa Smith researches gender, health and the household in early modern England and France. In this talk, she discusses the tumultuous relationships of the Newdigates and attempts to piece together a shadowy family scandal from the perspectives of father, daughter and son. She considers the significance of the family’s medical history – old age, ill health and mental illness – as the drama unfolded.

Speaker: Dr Lisa Smith (University of Essex)

Refreshments at 4pm, seminar starts at 4.30pm.

This is an Edinburgh History of Medicine Group event, a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.