27 min

The Wonders with Dr John Woolf Inside History

    • History

We sit down with Dr John Woolf, the author of The Wonders, to talk about the Victorian Freak Shows and their performers. From Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) to Chang and Eng, we will discuss their lives and also the life of "The Greatest Showman" P.T Barnum. Join us for this discussion about how the Victorians viewed the performers, their alternatives away from the Freak Shows and how some went on to live normal lives after their fame. 
To get your copy of "The Wonders" simply head to our online store at http://www.insidehistorymagazine.co.uk/bookstore.html where you can find other great titles. 
John has also written for our magazine which you can find here: https://insidehistorymagazine.ecwid.com/Medicine-and-Surgery-c45433443

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We sit down with Dr John Woolf, the author of The Wonders, to talk about the Victorian Freak Shows and their performers. From Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) to Chang and Eng, we will discuss their lives and also the life of "The Greatest Showman" P.T Barnum. Join us for this discussion about how the Victorians viewed the performers, their alternatives away from the Freak Shows and how some went on to live normal lives after their fame. 
To get your copy of "The Wonders" simply head to our online store at http://www.insidehistorymagazine.co.uk/bookstore.html where you can find other great titles. 
John has also written for our magazine which you can find here: https://insidehistorymagazine.ecwid.com/Medicine-and-Surgery-c45433443

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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inside-history/message

27 min

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