The Early Modern Commons

State Papers 71

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Some Words

12 January 2017

I thought I would write something, off the cuff, so to speak. No plan, just allow words to come out and be placed on the page. I have no one to please, no one looking over my shoulder....

An “illegal” war: the causes of the Anglo-Algiers War, 1677-168

3 November 2016

Below is the twenty minute paper I gave at the British Commission for Maritime History in April this year. Since giving this paper I have read Sir John Narbrough’s journal...

One year into a part-time PhD

31 October 2016

A few weeks back I was asked to present for ten minutes on my PhD topic and my research practice. The latter has been a source of frustration to me, in particular getting to grips with a...

An Introduction (About)

11 July 2016

Welcome to my blog – State Papers 71. My name is Steve Garnett and I am a PhD student at Canterbury Christ Church University. My topic is officially titled ‘England and...