New book by Thomas Dixon published today

Weeping Britannia coverToday sees the publication of Thomas Dixon’s new book Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears (Oxford University Press), which charts the ebb and flow of British tears from the late medieval period to the present, and traces the origins of the idea of the British ‘stiff upper lip’.

You can read more about the book in a blog post by Thomas Dixon on the History of Emotions Blog, and download the Introduction via the OUP website.