The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age, ( John Woolf dropped Wiley after Twitter incident.
Having read history at the University of Cambridge, he went on to obtain a PhD on Victorian freak shows and currently works across TV, radio and film. Dr John Woolf, Historian & Author “I’m a historian primarily of the 19th century, drawn to the slightly weird, marginal and salacious aspects of the past. He has most recently co-written the bestselling Audible book Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets and has developed and featured in a number of BBC series and documentaries on freak performers and the Victorian period. Something went wrong. Wiley’s long-term music manager, John Woolf, dropped Wiley from A-List Management following the viral Twitter storm.
Bewitching all levels of society, it was a world of astonishing spectacle - of dwarfs, giants, bearded ladies, Siamese twins and swaggering showmen - and one that has since inspired countless novels, films and musicals. Dr John has 19 jobs listed on their profile. Past Preservers. I love human stories that illuminate hitherto unknown or marginalised aspects of the past. John Woolfe (Londra, 23 marzo 1937 – Le Mans, 14 giugno 1969) è stato un pilota automobilistico inglese degli anni ’60. Having read history at the University of Cambridge, John went on to obtain a PhD on nineteenth-century freak shows.
In 2017, The Wonders was awarded the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize for the best proposal for an uncommissioned first biography. Proudly powered by. 'A promising young historian with a taste for the exotic.'
And through their lives we discover afresh some of the great transformations of the age: the birth of showbusiness, of celebrity, of advertising, of 'alternative facts'; while also exploring the tensions between the power of fame, the impact of exploitation and our fascination with 'otherness'. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Dr John Woolf is a historian and researcher. 73 On both sides of the Atlantic, this meeting marked a tipping point in the nineteenth century - the age of the freak was born. Having read history at the University of Cambridge, John went on to obtain a PhD on nineteenth-century freak shows. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Dr John Woolf is a researcher, writer and historian specializing in nineteenth-century cultural history.