The Flea!

Friday, February 18th, 2022

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis do more than scratch the surface of the unexpected history of THE FLEA! Which is all about Victorian miniature dressed fleas and Mexican cultural traditions, real life flea circus’s, and the English Renaissance poet, John Donne’s influence on WWI poetry. It’s also all about the movement of disease and the plague! Who knew!

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