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Support the Fight Against Inequality: Resources and Ways to Act

The past few months have been tiring for everyone. As the coronavirus spread across the globe, most of us thought that we were going to live with the uncomfortableness of shelter-in-place for a few months before things could return to normal. We thought...
From: Newcastle Early Modern Forum on 3 Jun 2020

Honour to the defenders of innocence & the rights of the nation

A pot lid with a transfer print showing the figure of Justice in the center with outstretched arms holding laurel wreaths over two lists on either side naming the members of the House of Lords who voted for her acquittal. Title: Honour to the defenders...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jan 2019

The children of India worshiping the golden calf

“Indian men and women kneel before a large rectangular pedestal on which stands a golden calf with the head of Hastings. Three Indians lie on the pedestal at Hastings’s feet, making gestures of despair and entreaty. From his mouth protrudes...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Dec 2018

Skittles and Nine Holes, or Bumble Puppy: sporting pastimes in the Georgian era

The nine pins used in the game of skittles were originally known as kayle pins, a term derived from the French word for bowling, quilles. Miss Tipapin going for all nine, 1779. © The Trustees of the British MuseumThe kayle-pins were afterwards called...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Jun 2018

Emotions Come Up Trump

  ‘Donald Trump Billboard’ April 21, 2006. Photo by Thomas Hawk.While many are reeling at the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, it is important to pause and consider how this happened. How did a real estate tycoon, made famous...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2017

The Trial of Hamlet

Dorothy Tutin in The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1960 Shakespeare knew that trial scenes made great theatre, often putting them at the heart of his plays. Probably the most dramatic courtroom scene is the trial of Antonio in The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Nov 2016

Majority one against the boroughmongers

A satire on the electoral Reform Bill of 1831, which was passed soon after this print was issued. Grant shows the figure of blind Justice leaning out from a mass of billowing clouds and holding her scales labelled “Reform 1813”. The load on...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Aug 2016

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Evening-Post (August 4, 1766).“To be had at the Heart and Crown, Justices Blank Certificates.” For printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet, their business was most widely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2016

Voltaire and the La Barre affair

250 years ago, on 1 July 1766, the young François-Jean Lefebvre de La Barre was executed in Abbeville, Picardy, having been charged with blasphemy in the summer of 1765. The first reference to La Barre in Voltaire’s correspondence is in a...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 Jun 2016

Restoring a Reputation: NOT Mary I's

Major League Baseball is far from the topic of this blog, but the theme of historians revising received history and setting the record straight is. In justice to the dead, I want to see our views corrected if they are wrong and personal reputations restored...

Ghostly evidence of murder

In our last blog we gave a tale of an eighteenth-century ghost who helped a girl find a hoard of buried coins beneath the stone flags on the floor of her cottage. Today we discuss another ghost who initially seemed equally as helpful, but this one was...
From: All Things Georgian on 29 Oct 2015

Interview: Alex Gourevitch on Thomas Paine

Alex Gourevitch is an assistant professor of political science at Brown University. At this summer's SHEAR conference in Philadelphia, he presented (without reading! It's still a novelty to us historians!) a paper called "Paine and Property: Radicalism...
From: The Junto on 19 Aug 2014

Ready mony the prevailing candidate

 Print shows on the left, a statue of Justice in a niche beneath which a candidate, doffing his hat, offers a purse of money to a voter who replies, “Twill scarce pay, make it twenty more”, beside them a gentleman points to the statue saying...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2014

New Myths of the Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre occurred 244 years ago today. From the start that was a controversial event with different participants seeing it quite differently. It’s been mythologized in many ways, and myths and misconceptions continue to crop up. Here are...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Mar 2014

The balance of justice

“From the opposite ends of a horizontal balance hang (left) a triangle from which are suspended the corpses of thirteen sailors, and (right) the body of a military officer in uniform (Governor Wall); all have bandaged eyes. The balance hangs...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Mar 2014

George Washington and the “Murder Act”

The Wikipedia entry on the Administration of Justice in Massachusetts Act and several recent books state that George Washington called it “the Murder Act.”That understanding appears to go back to David Ammerman’s study In the Common Cause: American...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Aug 2013

“The Murder Act as it is commonly called”

Yesterday I quoted the meat of Parliament’s Administration of Justice in Massachusetts Act, passed in the spring of 1774. The law provided for royal officials indicted for murder in the course of enforcing the law to be tried outside the province. How...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Aug 2013

What Lay Behind the Administration of Justice Act

Among Parliament’s Coercive Acts of spring 1774 was the “act for the impartial administration of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Aug 2013

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