Research

Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England

I’ve shared some of the things I do, but thought I ought to talk about the academic side of my career, so I’ve added a category on my research. My PhD was awarded in July 2010, and became a book in Autumn 2013 for Palgrave Macmillan – you can read the Introduction for free by following this link    

It was reviewed in the Times Higher Education and in various academic journals. The book covers topics ranging from an introduction which discusses the various medical models and theories about menstruation and the language and ways people talked about the topic in the past, to adolescence, to postpartum bleeding, to menopause.

It was kindly referenced in the Histories of the Unexpected podcast episode ‘Blood’ which can be accessed here.

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