Laura King

University of Leeds

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Laura King - University of Leeds

I am a historian specialising in the history of family life in twentieth-century Britain. I have published a book entitled 'Family Men' about modern fatherhood, and have also written on childbirth, family history, and death in recent history. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Coloured lithograph of Father Returns by Maude Goodman

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Coloured lithograph of Father Returns by Maude Goodman

How new is the 'modern dad'?

When we think about fathers in the past and present, many of us assume that the ‘hands on dad’ is an entirely modern invention. However, historians have shown that there have always been loving and caring fathers.

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