Leicester historians with the wheelchair of Sir Thomas Fairfax at the National Civil War Centre

Dr Andrew Hopper and Dr Eric Gruber von Arni of the Centre for English Local History, with the wheelchair of Thomas, Lord Fairfax, parliamentarian commander-in-chief during the English Civil Wars. This year Dr Hopper and Dr Gruber von Arni co-curated the exhibition ‘Battle-Scarred’ at Newark-on-Trent’s National Civil War Centre. This showcased their research on maimed soldiers, war widows, medical provision and military welfare during this important conflict.

The exhibition presented what might be learnt today from seventeenth-century practices, and invited visitors to reflect on whom the responsibility should fall of caring for those maimed and bereaved by today’s wars.

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