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A Failure to Communicate: Authority in Eighteenth-Century Newgate

We are delighted to publish this guest post by Esther Brot, who is currently pursuing her PhD in History at King’s College London. She is writing her dissertation on the topic of the Corporation of London and the prisons of the City of London in...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 9 Sep 2020

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “She has been approved of by several Gentlemen of the Profession.” When Mrs. Fisher, a midwife, moved to a new residence in the summer of 1770, she place an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2020

April 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mary, Wife of me the Subscriber, has refused my Bed and Board.” In addition to advertisements for “CHOICE INDICO,” printed blanks, the London Coffeehouse...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2020

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 24, 1769). “This valuable tincture … sold … at Mrs. CROSSWALL’S in Thames-street[,] Newport.” In the summer of 1769, Mr. Hamilton,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2019

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 5, 1768). “A Strong and healthy Negro MAN … addicted to be out of Nights.” An advertisement in the January 5, 1768, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2019

The Power of Petitioning in Seventeenth-Century England: The Long Road to a New Project

Brodie Waddell How can people without official political power push the authorities to act? Historically, one of the most common tactics was to create a petition or supplication. Even today, every year hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens sign e-petitions...
From: the many-headed monster on 17 Sep 2018

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (September 1, 1768).“Under the inspection of Mrs. BROADFIELD, whose knowledge and experience in that branch of business is well...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2018

A Failure to Communicate: Authority in Eighteenth-Century Newgate

We are delighted to publish this guest post by Esther Brot, who is currently pursuing her PhD in History at King’s College London. She is writing her dissertation on the topic of the Corporation of London and the prisons of the City of London in...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 11 Apr 2018

Kerry MannThis coin is one of a hoard of seven found in...

Kerry MannThis coin is one of a hoard of seven found in Chudleigh, Devon in 1986. They date to 1615-1616 under the reign of James I and would have been traded across Europe. This is a ‘unite’ coin; named in honour of James’ unification...

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 17, 1767).“Many other Medicines.” In addition to working as a steward and apothecary at the Pennsylvania Hospital, George Weed sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2017

Addressing Authority: some concluding thoughts

Brodie Waddell Petitions and supplications have been flying thick and fast over the past month. Contributors to the Addressing Authority Online Symposium have spotted them asking for permission to print a broadsheet about conjoined twins in sixteenth-century...
From: the many-headed monster on 30 Nov 2016

Petitions, Information and Governance in 15th and Early 16th-Century Sforza Milan

This post in our Addressing Authority Online Symposium comes from Giacomo Giudici, who recently completed his PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, as part of the ERC funded project ‘ARCHIves – a History of Archives in Late Medieval and Early...
From: the many-headed monster on 28 Nov 2016

Supplications and Civic Rule in Sixteenth Century Nuremberg

Our next post for the Addressing Authority Online Symposium comes from Hannah Murphy, a Junior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. Here she shows how early modern rulers could turn supplications into tools of governance by using the expectation...
From: the many-headed monster on 25 Nov 2016

‘Thair is na offence to supplicat’: Presbyterian petitioning in early modern Scotland

Our next post for the Addressing Authority Online Symposium has been written by Laura Stewart of the University of York. She brings to our attention the important role of petitions in the mobilisation of opinion against King Charles I’s religious...
From: the many-headed monster on 23 Nov 2016

CFP: Borderlines XXI in UCC

University College Cork will host Borderlines XXI in April 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is “Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern World”. Postgraduates and early career scholars are most welcome to submit an abstract...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 21 Nov 2016

Petitions and the Duality of Structure: Lobbying in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Atlantic

Our next post in the Addressing Authority Online Symposium comes from Joris van den Tol of Leiden University. Here he shows how networks of individuals involved in the Dutch Atlantic trade used petitions to lobby metropolitan institutions and perhaps...
From: the many-headed monster on 21 Nov 2016

‘Prostrate before your most merciful feet’: A Venetian secretary’s plea for clemency, 1614

This post in our Addressing Authority Online Symposium comes from Fabio Antonini, who recently completed his PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, as part of the ERC funded project ‘ARCHIves – a History of Archives in Late Medieval and Early...
From: the many-headed monster on 18 Nov 2016

‘Exhorting and Persuading’: Petitions, rhetorical strategies and the burning of Tiverton

The next post in our Addressing Authority Online Symposium comes from Rebecca Tomlin, postdoctoral researcher at CRASSH, University of Cambridge. Here she examines responses to fires which burnt down much of the town of Tiverton in 1598 and 1612, showing...
From: the many-headed monster on 16 Nov 2016

Addressing authority during the English Civil Wars: the petitions of ‘delinquent’ widows

The next piece in our Addressing Authority Online Symposium has been authored by Hannah Worthen, completing her doctorate at University of Leicester and The National Archives. She argues here that war widows’ petitions cleverly used established...
From: the many-headed monster on 14 Nov 2016

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