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Mary Hockmore’s Lawyer: Marriage Breakdown and Women’s Rights in 17th Century England

Guest post by Tim Stretton, 14 August 2021. For centuries the English common law rules concerning married women’s rights—known by the shorthand ‘coverture’—restricted a wife’s ability to control real estate, own movable property, enter...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 14 Aug 2021

‘Quelque chose de piquant’ – Voltaire on marriage, adultery, society, and the Church in Questions sur l’Encyclopédie

Encyclopédie, vol.1, title page. (Public domain image) The article ‘Adultère’ in the Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers was written by abbé Claude Yvon and...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 18 Mar 2021

The Laws of Moses…and of England?

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 6 July 2020. Facing the prospect of executions resuming for federal prisoners in the U.S., one might well reflect on past debates about the use of the death penalty. In other times and places, which heinous crimes, exactly,...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 6 Jul 2020

The matter reversed

“The Duchess of Devonshire sits astride a galloping fox, her face to its tail. A signpost by the fox’s head points (left) ‘To Cuckolds Hall’; on the top of the post is a pair of horns. The Duchess wears a hat trimmed with ostrich...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Jun 2019

The unexpected visit

“The King, in Chinese costume and seated on a cushion, among the chinoiseries of the Pavilion (cf. British Museum Satires No. 12749), throws up his arms in terror at the entry (right) of the Queen, closely followed by Alderman Wood. Her demure dress...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 May 2019

A faithful representation of the trial ….

“A realistic view of the House receding in perspective to the Throne, above which is inset an oval bust portrait of Bartolomo Bergami, wearing a cluster of five decorations, see British Museum Satires no. 13810. Some figures and objects have numbers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Jan 2019

The whole truth, or, John Bull with his eyes opened

Caricature with Queen Caroline (left) as Lady Macbeth in the mad scene, standing in the street before two shops; she holds a candlestick raised in her right hand as she holds out her dress with her left hand, looking down horror at her skirt which is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2018

The man of the woods & the cat-o’-mountain

A kitchen scene [with a satire based on the fable of the “catspaw”]. A monkey with Wood’s head squats beside a plump cat with the head in profile of Queen Caroline. She sits gazing at the fire with an eagerly expectant smile. He puts...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Nov 2018

Moments of pleasure

“Companion plate to British Museum Satires no. 13988. Seated on a sofa, the Queen, wearing a large feathered hat, receives the news of the dropping of the Bill; beside her is a paper: ‘Bill of Pains Thrown out’. Alderman Wood, in a furred...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Oct 2018

Bat, Cat & Mat, or, How happy could I be with either

Caricature with Queen Caroline on the arms of Bergami (left) and Alderman Wood (right), jubilant on the sidewalk before the door of “Mother Wood”. The Queen wears a watch at her waist and two miniature portraits hanging from cords from her...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Oct 2018

A wooden substitute, or, Any port in a storm

“A companion plate to British Museum Satires no. 14103. Alderman Wood takes the Queen’s left arm, staring down at her and grinning. He wears a top-hat on the back of his head, black tail-coat with trousers; his left hand is thrust under the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Oct 2018

The Q-n’s ass in a band-bo

“The Queen, grossly caricatured, sits on a zebra which stands in a round band-box with a hinged and upturned lid inscribed ‘a Present from Baro Bergami’. The zebra has the (profile) head of Wood, looking with greedy and imbecile satisfaction...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Aug 2018

The trial between William Fawkener … plaintiff, and the Honourable John Townshend

Author: Townshend, John, Hon. Title: The trial between William Fawkener … plaintiff, and the Honourable John Townshend … defendant; for criminal conversation with the plaintiff’s wife … Before the Honourable Francis...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Mar 2017

Not exactly a musical - Alexander Hamilton's Wife, Girlfriend, & Apology

From the Smithsonian Magazine July 25, 2013 1787 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. Elizabeth Schuyler In the summer of 1791, Alexander Hamilton received a visitor. Maria Reynolds, a 23-year-old blonde, came to Hamilton’s Philadelphia...
From: 18th-century American Women on 3 Jan 2017

Over and over and over: The Tragedy of Othello

Today I can laugh about it. She ended up dumping him and came out as a lesbian, I learned through the grapevine years later. And when asked to explain that semester out of school, I usually just leave it as a “personal matter,” as if it was...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 29 Jun 2016

Alexander Hamilton's Adultery and Apology

From the Smithsonian Magazine July 25, 2013Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757-1804) by John Trumbull  1806In the summer of 1791, Alexander Hamilton received a visitor.Maria Reynolds, a 23-year-old blonde, came to Hamilton’s Philadelphia residence...
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Oct 2013

The Relationship of Thomas Culpeper and Queen Katherine Howard

Above: Katherine Howard (left).The letter Katherine supposedly wrote to the courtier Thomas Culpeper, perhaps in July 1541 (right).Aside from being the youngest wife of Henry VIII, Katherine Howard is probably best known for her supposed adulterous affair...
From: Conor Byrne on 19 Jun 2014

A Case of Adultery Unprosecuted

Sometime before 1681 Abigail Remington was wed to John Richmond of Kingstown, Rhode Island. They had four daughters, John paid his taxes in 1687, but then something went very wrong in the Remington family. On March 20, 1688 Abigail, widow of John Remington,...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 30 Mar 2014

The past is an unlit country

At the height of the recent storms, early one evening, our electricity went off, leaving us in the dark and cold for three hours. This was enough time to panic about finding suitable torches, candles, and (thanks to my mother’s … Continue reading...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 23 Feb 2014

The least likely account of 18th century adultery?

Until recently I have tended to blog about marital cruelty, so kind readers of my blog will perhaps think that doing research into marriage is very depressing and sad. Well, some of it is, for sources on domestic violence are awful … Continue reading...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 5 Sep 2013

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