The Early Modern Commons

Joanne Begiato Muses on History

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Fathers in the Home: the Longview

11 June 2021

Family, home, work, and schooling have collided in the last year thanks to Covid. This has made visible the tensions between different parts of our lives and brought into stark relief...

Inspiring History

15 April 2021

Historians’ motivation for researching the subjects they are passionate about are varied. It’s only in the last few years that we’ve been able to acknowledge the...

Favouritism in Georgian England

8 April 2021

Today we see favouring one child over another as a risk to happy family life and psychologically damaging for those who are least favoured. This is by no means new. Moral commentators...

Manliness in Britain 1760 – 1900: From Brookes to Book

5 December 2020

The story of my book, Manliness in Britain, 1760-1900: bodies, emotion, and material culture, is one that has at its heart my teaching. I think this is significant for a couple of reasons....