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Worn out by war: Disabled soldiers and their pensions

August 10th, 2016

Episode 468 of 474 episodes

How can military records help us to reconstruct and understand the lives of disabled people and their families in the 18th and 19th centuries? This talk will explore how the pension records of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea (home of the famous Chelsea Pensioners) can be used to gain insight into the lives of disabled veterans.Dr Caroline Nielsen is a lecturer at the University of Northampton and specialises in the history of disability and war.