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“If they must have a British Worthy, they would have Robin Hood”

By Stephen Basdeo This post originally appeared on the IARHS website Amongst the great writers of eighteenth-century literature, the names of two men stand out: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) and Joseph Addison (1672-1719). These two quintessentially...

Rome’s Heroes and America’s Founding Fathers

Throughout the course of history, the ancient civilization of Rome has been widely discussed, praised, and emulated by writers, statesmen, and philosophers alike. Rome... The post Rome’s Heroes and America’s Founding Fathers appeared first...

Eighteenth-Century Advice on How to Vote in a Twenty-First-Century Snap Election

The claim that we are living in ‘unprecedented times’ is itself becoming disconcertingly ‘precedented.’ This is perhaps to be expected when we live in a world where Britain’s Foreign Secretary hosted Have I Got News for You...

Joseph Addison’s Cato: Liberty on the Stage

The study of ancient Greece and Rome was a significant part of upper class education in Colonial and Revolutionary America.  The founders were familiar... The post Joseph Addison’s Cato: Liberty on the Stage appeared first on Journal of the...

Inclusion, collaboration and reconciliation: 18th-century advice on the EU vote

In a campaign fuelled by toxic rhetoric rather than political reality it is worth considering the message of the great 18th-century rhetorician and political writer, Joseph Addison. Addison’s politics were all about inclusion, collaboration and...

Tweeting the MOOC: Academics, Learners and Social Media

University of Sheffield Academics and the Digital Media Team filming on location at Chatsworth House. Today Sheffield Hallam University hosts its inaugural ‘Social Media in Higher Education’ conference, the first ever of its kind to take...

Correspondents in “The Spectator” (1711)

Joseph Addison (1672-1719)I’ve written many times about Richard Steele’s and Joseph Addison’s periodicals The Spectator, and I’m about to do so again. I did my undergraduate dissertation...

Blogging Advice from an 18th-Century Periodical

Joseph Addison (1672-1719)Sometimes people think blogging is a waste of time, and that maybe I’m just a sad little history/literature geek at a laptop blogging things which nobody will read (In all truth I probably am, but I’m not really ashamed...

Maybe I should have cropped this engraving: there’s so...

Maybe I should have cropped this engraving: there’s so much wall in this one! (And curtain, and ceiling.) I really don’t know that this drummer has done to that woman (hypnotism? terrification?), but I believe the two spectators are terrified by this...

The North in the Long Eighteenth Century: Upcoming Conference

The poster-programme for the upcoming ‘North in the Long Eighteenth Century’ conference is now available to view online: Conference Poster-Programme. The event, which will also be the tenth annual conference to be held by the North East...

Voices needed for short film about Coffee House History

Needed: People to talk to me about why they like coffee and coffee shops at 3pm on Weds 15th Oct. I’ll be in the University of Sheffield’s Jessop West café from 3-4pm tomorrow. The sound bytes I record might be used in a...

George Washington’s Favorite Play

Portrait (c.1703-1712) of Joseph Addison (1672-1719) by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723). Source: National Portrait Gallery Thanks to the porous state of the British lines around Philadelphia and the industry of General Washington’s secret agents,...

Whig or Tory? The Politics of Beauty Patches

18th century beauty patches weren't used solely to flirt with potential suitors, they announced political affiliation and produced patch wars to see whether Whigs or Tories could arouse more partisans in a show of political zeal.
From: Making History Tart & Titillating on 10 Jun 2013

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