The Early Modern Commons

Naomi Clifford

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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...

Convicts in the Colonies: Transportation Tales from Britain to Australia by Lucy Williams

3 February 2019

Between 1787 and 1868 more than 160,000 criminal men, women and children were punished by being transported to the newly founded colonies in Australia. In her book Convicts in the Colonies...

Watercolour World

3 February 2019

WATERCOLOUR WORLD A free online database of documentary watercolours painted before 1900. You can explore the visual records on a world map, search for topics and compare watercolours...