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The Legal Connection – Shakespeare, Law, and Middle Temple Hall.

By Lucy Nordberg Middle Temple Hall An interview with Professor Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of the History Department at Idaho State University, and author of Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Oct 2017


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 22, 1767).“Yorkshire stuffs, fit for house negroe’s gowns.” John Davies frequently placed advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2017

July 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 21, 1767).“A great Variety of new Articles, just arrived in Capt. Gordon.” Like several other merchants...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jul 2017

The Man with the Golden Pen

We’re very pleased to present a guest post by Derek Dunne on a fascinating event at the Blackfriars… *** A duel of a different sort happened at the Blackfriars, Michaelmas Day 1595 Do you know who the best writer of Elizabethan London was?...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Jul 2017

June 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (June 19, 1767).“Will be sold 10 per cent. under the common advance.” John Davies paid attention to quality and, especially,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2017

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial America newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 10, 1767).“A few light green silk umbrelloes.” In marketing his wares to potential customers, John Davies made many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Feb 2017

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