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Apr 1, 2019

Was Dr James Barry a pioneering transman or was she an insanely driven genius woman who sacrificed everything, even her own identity for her career? Iszi ponders the difficulty of trying to fit morden genders on people in the past.

Iszi Lawrence is a presenter of BBC's Making History and The British Museum and on twitter: @iszi_lawrence.

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