The History of Left-Handed Writing
The History of Left-Handed Writing. Per www.historyextra.com, every ‘lefty’ is familiar with the exasperation of living in a right-handed world and there have been a few notable names. Barack Obama is left-handed, as were seven other former US presidents. Winston Churchill was a ‘lefty’, as were Lewis Carroll, Leonardo da Vinci (though possibly due to a paralysis of his right hand), and Peter Paul Rubens.
Deborah Thorpe considers our attitudes to left-handers throughout history, from the challenges facing medieval scribes to the 19th-century attempts to train children out of the ‘defect'
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