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Perjury, Wager of Law, and Debt in the Elizabethan Star Chamber

Guest post by Ian Williams, 10 October 2019 Wager of law was a central part of a serious disagreement between the courts of King’s Bench and Common Pleas in the last decades of Elizabeth I’s reign. The dispute concerned the availability and...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 15 Oct 2019

August 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (August 24, 1769). “He is determined … not to import any more Goods.” In August 1769, Joshua Lockwood promoted “A VERY neat Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Aug 2019

How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution

The year 1780 ended badly, and the new year boded worse for America’s War of Independence. Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold’s treason and defection to... The post How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution...

Femme Sole Status: A Failed Feminist Dream?

  Posted by Sara M. Butler; 8 February 2019. When reading over an anonymous reviewer’s comments on a manuscript I was writing on the subject of women’s legal disability in medieval England, I was genuinely surprised by one of the recommendations....
From: Legal History Miscellany on 8 Feb 2019

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All

When the Second Continental Congress met in June 1775, they were not prepared for what they found. Several months earlier on April 19 the... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All appeared first on Journal of the American...

November 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 18, 1768).“Preparing a number more Accounts to be left with different Attorneys.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Nov 2018

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 30, 1768).“This Day’s Paper compleats the Twelfth Year, since its first Publication.” The masthead of the September 30, 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2018

Philip Massinger re-read: #MassiMara

Philip Massinger It’s become a tradition now for the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon to spend most of June reading the surviving works of writers contemporary with Shakespeare. In 2018, beginning on 11 June, it’s the turn of Philip...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jun 2018

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 22, 1767).“He most earnestly intreats the Favour of all Persons indebted to him, to discharge their Arrears.” Charles...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2017

Rethinking the meaning of imprisonment in the 1690s

  What does it mean to be a prisoner? Most of us today would cite confinement within bars or walls as a defining characteristic. But this was not necessarily the case in the early modern period, when some prisoners enjoyed freedom of movement. Debtors...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 7 Sep 2017

The persistent presence of the eighteenth century female debtor

We’re pleased to present the following guest post by Alex Wakelam, a doctoral student in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure studying eighteenth-century female insolvency and the functioning of debt imprisonment....
From: Early Modern Prisons on 2 Aug 2017

April 9

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (April 9, 1767).“TO BE SOLD, THE one Half of a good Boat.” In many of the newspapers I looked...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2017

Daniel Vickers: His Life and Work

Stephen Hay Daniel Vickers’s life and his work grew together. His colleagues, students, and friends remember him for his love of his family, his services to others, and his humane scholarship. That scholarship applied a disciplined imagination to...
From: Borealia on 18 Feb 2017

December 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (December 27, 1766).“A Variety of Books and Stationary.” Like many other colonial American printers, John Holt inserted his own...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Dec 2016

Answers for Grizel and Jean Frasers daughters to the deceast Alezander Fraser

Author: Fraser, Grizel. Title:Answers for Grizel and Jean Frasers daughters to the deceast Alezander Fraser of Phoppachy, to the petition of Simon Lord Lovat. Publication:[Edinburgh] : publisher not identified, [3 February 1738] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Aug 2016

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (August 4, 1766).“All those who owe small trifling Debts, must discharge them before the End of August.” Thomas Davidson wanted to settle accounts and catch...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2016

July 4

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 4, 1766).“We beg such Delinquent Customers would reflect upon their extreme Ill usage of us.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, “THE Printers of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jul 2016

June 14

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 13, 1766).“Those who fail complying may depend upon being sued.” Merchants, shopkeepers, and artisans frequently placed advertisements advising their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jun 2016

Elopement notices in the London Gazette

(Note: This is a slightly edited copy of an article I had published on the Gazette website a few months ago. I am now part of the ‘official public record’! I post it here so place it in my personal record, and because it discusses the consequences...
From: Alsatia on 9 Dec 2015

'How far we are likely to agree in opinion is, I think, extremely doubtful': The rift over Pitt's debts

Fig. 1: An undated lithograph of Thomas Coutts (1735-1822)In a previous post I wrote about a February 1806 statement of the sums Pitt owed to his banker, Mr. Thomas Coutts. This figure did not include the amount of the sum owed to Coutts from...

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