S3E5 – Captain Thicknesse

Captain Thicknesse

Who starts flame wars wherever he goes?

Who clearly has a problem with male midwives?

Who won’t let it lie? Even beyond the grave, with his own son, no less?


You’re damn right.

We delve deep into the peculiar life of Captain Thicknesse, 1719-1792, an English author, eccentric and piece of work. The Thicknesse first showed up in series 2 episode 10 The London Monster.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

The hand: three figures, (left to right) bones, muscles, and surface anatomy. Colour lithograph, 1868, after J.A. Vinter. Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY 4.0

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone‚Äôs Orchestra, 1905.




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