Welcome to the project blog for ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000′, funded by the AHRC and run by the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University.
Throughout the past two centuries, Britons have experienced personal and collective tragedies involving burns and scalds, which have been connected to British culture and society and were rooted in the habits, practices and material culture of home, workplace, war, and play.
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Blinded by Jealousy: Vitriol Throwing in Victorian Britain
In this guest blog, Dr Katherine Watson writes about her work on vitriol throwing. Concentrating on a single case in the West Midlands in the 1880s, Dr Watson considers the impact and dynamics of acid attacks then and now. In sentencing Ellen Bevan, 36, to seven years’ penal servitude for throwing vitriol over an alleged…
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