Today we’re looking at baby carriers in William Hogarth’s The March of the Guards to Finchley from 1750. The March of the Guards to Finchley, depicts a fictional troop of buffoonish British troops in Tottenham Court Road, in London, on their way to fight the Jacobean forces in the uprising […]
Learn more about the first book in English on pregnancy, birth, and newborn care: The Byrth of Mankynde, 1540.
What was measles like for people before vaccination? Watch or read about measles in the Tudor era.
Imagine a world where there are no books about keeping your baby healthy in your language, even in your country: that was the case in England until Thomas Phaer published “The Boke of Chyldren” in 1544.
With the talk of which culture has the exclusive rights to this or that, some have wondered if people of European descent should use infant carriers at all. To which I can only groan (and share this post).