The Early Modern Commons

Naomi Clifford

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Spa Fields riots: The raid on Beckwith’s gun shop

16 January 2018

On 2 December 1816, Taunton solicitor Henry James Leigh wrote to his wife Anne Whitmarsh Waters from the New Hummums, the Covent Garden hotel where he habitually lodged when his business...

Basic Instincts: The art of Joseph Highmore at the Foundling Museum

11 January 2018

It is, of course, somewhat daft to review an exhibition after it has closed. It was all my own fault for leaving my visit to ‘Basic Instincts: The Art of Joseph Highmore’...

William Cobbett’s State Trials: a complete list

10 January 2018

Accounts of State Trials have been published since 1719 when Thomas Salmon (1679–1767)compiled the first collection. Further sets appeared, starting with that published by Sollom...

Happy Christmas to one and all!

23 December 2017

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