The Early Modern Commons

Middling Culture

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3 September 2019

We thank Susan Orlik for this guest post on the Bridgwater Corporation Pew: If you had been sitting in the congregation on a Sunday in the early seventeenth century in St Mary’s...

Dress Hooks of the Middling Sort

14 August 2019

We are grateful to Michael Lewis, Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum, for this guest post on “dress hooks.” Identifying the ‘middling...

How to be a Goldsmith in Elizabethan Bristol

6 August 2019

We will be producing a series of posts and guest posts over the course of the project, including “Long Reads” (longer form (but still brief) explorations of a subject) and...

Middling Culture Project Launch: The Middling Sort – Some Reflections…

8 July 2019

We’re pleased to share Jonathan Willis’s write-up of our opening event, here. You can read our own overarching summary of the day in this post: