Monday, 17 January 2011
Some Wednesday's might be a problem too as occasionally I creep into the seminars presented by the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies to catch up with the latest thinking in the historical world of Shakespeare's time. Just before Christmas we had a brilliant paper on the gynaecological text books published in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. With Pictures! I bet you didn't even know those existed? If anything like that turns up this term then I promise that I will scan the relevant documents and let you see them. Although I have to say that some of the notions of a woman's anatomy doing the rounds in seventeenth century London would have turned your stomach over and made you very glad indeed that you weren't depending on their accuracy for your survival.