03 September 2018

Humble History

One of the things I enjoy about attending a conference like Secret Lives is learning about new (to me) resources. 

Her Humble History explains it shares the work of historian and writer Dr Lesley Trotter who has a special interest in exploring hidden aspects of history, teasing out extraordinary stories from the often mundane records of the everyday lives of people in the past. Her focus is Cornwall. 
At the conference she spoke about her research into the wives left behind while their miner husband went to work overseas, or sometimes to other parts of the UK. It's documented in her new book "The Married Widows of Cornwall".

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