Here is the talk I presented for the National Archives, and for the Richmond Literary Festival. I’ve had lovely, and complimentary feedback, saying how natural, and enthusiastic I am. This was despite the fact that in the beginning, although we’d set the slides up prior to the talk, they did not work until halfway through! Never mind, I kept going, like a true professional.
Here is the link to the talk on my Facebook page:
Reviews and comments about my talk, came into The Archives during, and after my talk.
An anonymous listener said: ‘I am surprised to hear the progressive elements of the Tudor Welfare system’
Emma said: ‘That was fantastic, incredible comparison between now and then we can certainly learn a lot !!’
Lorraine said: ‘Great talk – thank you.’
Another anonymous listener wrote: ‘Not a question, but a comment. Please pass along my thanks. This was a wonderful presentation.’
Hannah said: ‘I’m a secondary history teacher – also disabled – let’s revolutionise secondary history!!!’
Another anonymous listener wrote: ‘Fantastic points! As a disabled family, we say bravo!’
A history teacher said: ‘In an AQA course on Elizabethan England we just cover the idle poor, punishments, poor laws, and brief links to disabilities, it drives me bonkers!!’
Banditqueen said: ‘Many Thanks for your wonderful research, and honest answers. Your work is so important. Thank you so much.’
Rebecca said: ‘Very insightful. A wonderful way to spend the evening. Moving with a beautiful personal touch. Thank you . Can’t wait to read the book, and good luck with your PhD.’
Jay said: ‘Thank you so much – so much to think about and get started with!’ 🙂