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Early modern online primary sources

2 February 2021

Some readers may have noticed that my Early Modern Resources website has been down for a couple of months now. I’m rebuilding it, but it’s going to be a little while. In...

Westminster Coroners Inquests 1760-1799, Part

10 January 2021

This is the second of a two-part series about the Westminster Coroners’ Inquests data. See part 1 for more detail about the source of the data, and my initial explorations of...

Going Interactive with Old Bailey Online Data

18 October 2020

My first efforts at interactive data visualisations go back several years to some incredibly frustrating attempts to get the hang of D3.js. These were, with hindsight, doomed because...

Women, gender and non-lethal violence in Quarter Sessions petitioning narratives

13 August 2020

Cleaned-up and slightly extended version of a paper presented at the conference Gender and Violence in the Early Modern World (University of Cambridge, 23 November 2019). Introduction...