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Frances Teresa Stuart: The ‘It’ Girl of the Restoration: A Guest Post by Linda Porter

Bestselling historian Linda Porter @DrLindaPorter1 writes about Frances Teresa Stuart: The 'It' Girl of the Restoration. #KeepItStuart
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 23 Apr 2020

‘Naked and Barefoot’—Colonial Quaker Women Finding Courage: A Guest Post by Jae Hodges

'In his journals, George Fox wrote of an occasion when he joined a gathering of men and women of all faiths in a steeple house near his home in Leicester. The discussion of the Book of Peter inspired a woman to speak out and ask a question, what was birth....
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 15 Apr 2020

Dumbarton Castle: Women at Work

In March 2019 I looked at the history of Dumbarton Castle from 1500 to 1700 for Historic Environment Scotland, highlighting events and people. It was interesting to read of one of the keepers in 1620, Sir John Stewart of Methven who built a castle on...
From: Objects and the archive on 15 Jan 2020

Anna of Denmark: Costume, Colours, and Identities in Scotland

This is a transcript of a talk I gave at Riddles Court in Edinburgh and Jesus College, Oxford, in 2019 about Anna of Denmark in Scotland, 1589 to 1603 Introduction In Scotland Anna of Denmark had her own household separate from the kings’. These...
From: Objects and the archive on 11 Jan 2020

Kinneil House: The Power of Women

This blog is about the early wall paintings at Kinneil House, West Lothian, Scotland, based on a talk given to the Friends of Kinneil, partly about how they were restored, and came to look as they do today, and about what they may have meant in the sixteenth...
From: Objects and the archive on 4 Jan 2020

Exhibition: Readers & Reputations: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-17

The exhibition “Readers & Reputations: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700” will be held in the foyer of the Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway. The exhibition runs from 16th January to 2nd...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 20 Dec 2019

The gold buttons of Mary, Queen of Scots and Anna of Denmark

Mary, Queen of Scots used buttons and dress fastenings made of gold, which were set with jewels and pearls and enamelled. Some were made in Portuguese style. On 6 January 1572 a large quantity of these buttons, horns, points, or aglets were carefully...
From: Objects and the archive on 19 Oct 2019

The Goldsmith, the Footman, the Queen, and the Earl of Bothwell

Jacob Kroger (d. 1594) was a German goldsmith who worked for Anna of Denmark in Scotland and stole her jewels. Jacob Kroger was a citizen of Lüneburg, ruled by Anna of Denmark’s brother-in-law, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.[1]...
From: Objects and the archive on 15 Oct 2019

Susanna Teellinck, the Earliest Known Dutch Reformed Woman Editor and Biographer

In this blog post, Amanda Pipkin draws attention to a little known Dutch editor and biographer, making the important argument that because “authorship” can take many forms for women in the early modern period, we should appreciate the textual...

‘Very weary of their service’ – Working for Anna of Denmark in Scotland

In July 1602 Jens Pierson wanted to go home to visit his parents and friends in Denmark. He had worked for twelve years in Scotland looking after Anna of Denmark’s horses. James VI noted he ‘as yit is unrecompensit in any sort’ and gave...
From: Objects and the archive on 20 May 2019

The First Woman Shakespeare Scholar Questions “Genius”

In this blog post, Susan Carlile explores Charlotte Lennox’s groundbreaking work on Shakespeare, which made her one of his first editors and literary critics and also allowed her to formulate her take on authorship and use of source material in...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Othello's Island 2019: The 7th Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Event Date: 15 Apr 2019 to 18 Apr 2019.   Nicosia, CyprusA collaboration between the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Cyprus, the University of Kent and the University of Sheffield.Founded in...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 15 Apr 2019

London Renaissance Seminar: Early Modern Women and Genre

Christine de Pisan, ‘The Book of the City of Ladies’Saturday 1st December, 1-5pmKeynes Library (Room 114), 43 Gordon Square, BirkbeckJoin us for an afternoon of papers on women writers, civil war elegy, modes of translation, female attribution...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 1 Dec 2018

Writing Lives 1500-1700 – conference, UCD 6-8th September 2018

#writinglivesUCD Thursday 6th September 2018, Humanities Institute, UCD 9-9.30               Registration and coffee 9.30-11            ...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 20 Aug 2018

Mothers and Midwives in the 17th Century: A Guest Post by Kate Braithwaite

Mothers and Midwives in the 17th Century by Kate Braithwaite Alice Wandesford was born in Yorkshire in 1627 and in 1651, aged twenty-four, she married William Thornton of East Newton. Alice was soon pregnant and carried the child to term, but it died...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 11 Jul 2018

The Institution of Marriage in 17th Century England: A Guest Post By Deborah Swift

The Institution of Marriage in 17th Century England By Deborah Swift My new book, A Plague on Mr Pepys, has at its heart a marriage. During my research for the book I had to look into attitudes to marriage in the 17th Century, and how these attitudes...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 5 Jul 2018

The Intrepid and Inquiring Celia Fiennes

This blog post by Heidi Craig introduces us to an early modern woman who traveled. Celia Fiennes was an impressive woman who traveled only accompanied by servants at a time when this was by no means easy.   By Heidi Craig Gesina ter Borch, Woman...

Printers, Cleaners, and Brewers: Early Modern Dutch Women Behind the Stage

by Martine van Elk As part of my next book project on early modern women and the theater, I have been tracing the contributions of Dutch women in the seventeenth century to the Schouwburg, the only public theater in Amsterdam. This blog post, based on...

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