The Early Modern Commons

Naomi Clifford

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Madame Tussaud: Her Life and Legacy by Geri Walton

11 June 2019

When I was in my early 20s, I found myself in Paris near the Pompidou Centre. I noticed on the concourse a large striped tent with the appearance of a travelling show advertising a...

All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century by Joanne Major and Sarah Murden – review

26 April 2019

People’s lives, Lewis. People’s lives. And loves. Inspector Morse, ‘The Wolvercote Tongue’ This long-awaited ‘book of the blog’ by Joanne Major...

The Violent Abuse of Women in 17th and 18th Century Britain by Geoffrey Pimm

31 March 2019

The last moments of Catherine Hayes, burnt at the stake in 1726 at Tyburn in London, were gruesome in the extreme. The executioner failed to strangle her to death before the flames...

Miranda Kaufman on ‘The Disappearance of Maria Glenn’

6 March 2019

“In a detailed feat of detective work, Clifford pieces together the strange story of Maria Glenn, for whom being the reputed heiress to a large slave-produced fortune proved to...