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The Early Modern Precariat: Women in the Precarious Household Middling

*Trigger Warning: mentions of coercive control and financial abuse* Women in early modern England occupied positions across the “middling” scale.  There was no singular “female experience” in this period, but a rich and varied...
From: Middling Culture on 8 Feb 2021

Trouble with the In-laws? Marriage and Murder in Thirteenth-Century England

Posted by Sara M. Butler; 25 November 2020. On Saturday, June 15, 1287, an inquest was held at the king’s prison of Carlisle (Cumbria) into accusations against William le Macegrene of Langrigg, arrested and imprisoned for the homicide of Richard...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 25 Nov 2020

Lorenzo Lotto: Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine

In my interpretation of Giorgione's Tempest as "The Rest on the Flight into Egypt" I explained the reasons why Giorgione chose to portray St. Joseph as a virile, young man. Shortly after Giorgione's death, contemporaries like Paris Bordone, and Lorenzo...
From: Giorgione et al... on 12 Nov 2020

This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais in American Independence

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor John E. Happ on the enigmatic Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais. Best known today for his plays, The... The post This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin...

Paris Bordone: Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine

Paris Bordone's depiction of the Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine featured a young and virile St. Joseph  in the center. Bordone's depiction confirmed my argument that the young man in Giorgione's Tempest was also St. Joseph. In looking at Bordone's...
From: Giorgione et al... on 17 Oct 2020

Mary Vezey, Sarah Chapone, and the Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (1732-35)

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring; 11 October 2020. ‘A good Husband would not desire the Power of Horse-whipping, confining, Half-starving his Wife, or squandering her Estate; a bad Husband should not be allowed it.’ So wrote...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 11 Oct 2020

Clarifying Beaumarchais

At the dawn of the American Revolution, France and Britain had been coexisting under a treaty of friendship since about 1765. Traded like properties... The post Clarifying Beaumarchais appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Titian: Madonna of the Rabbit

Titian’s so-called “Madonna of the Rabbit,” currently hangs in the Louvre whose website notes the popular title but more accurately labels the painting as “The Virgin and Child with St. Catherine and a Shepherd, known as the Madonna...
From: Giorgione et al... on 28 Jul 2020

Drumming wombs & fanny farts: Listening to the widow’s belly in seventeenth-century Ireland.

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 25 Jun 2020

1737 A broken-hearted, vindictive, & humiliated John Wesley 1703-1791 flees colonial Georgia

On February 28, 1784, an elderly John Wesley (1703–1791) officially chartered the 1st Methodist Church in the United States. Despite the fact that he was an ardent Tory & still an Anglican, Wesley saw the need to provide church structure for...
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 May 2020

Wife Selling in 17C-19C Britain & her American colonies

Sale of a Wife in Smithfield MarketNow is your time gemmen; here's my Fat Heifer and ten pounds worth of bad Halfpence, all for half a Guinea, why her Hide's worth more to a Tanner; I'll warrant She's Beef to the Heels, and tho' her Horns ben't Wisible,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 May 2020

Isabella Byron: the ale-drinking, toyboy-chasing 18th-century countess

NEW VIDEO UP! Meet the irresistible Isabella Byron – ale drinker, poet, toyboy chaser & strategic swooner extraordinaire Travelled Europe with a conman Spent her 50s dancing in moonlit French meadows Addicted to love #HouseOfByron...
From: The History of Love on 12 Apr 2020

Meet the Byrons! A scandalous 18th-century dynasty

Lovely readers, I have been very quiet on here as late – partly because I am a shy & retiring wallflower but MAINLY because I have been writing my first big fat history book: The Fall of the House of Byron.  In the midst of – *gestures...
From: The History of Love on 9 Apr 2020

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Marriage in Late Medieval England and the Low Countries

Guest post by Anna Boeles Rowland and Chanelle Delameillieure, 14 February 2020 “More things are necessary for a household than four naked thighs.”[1] In the middle ages the household was headed by a husband and his wife and was the centre...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 14 Feb 2020

Disparaging Marriage in Early Modern England

Posted by Krista Kesselring, 6 January 2020. At the root of our own, looser use of the term, ‘disparagement’ once had real legal and social heft in regulating marriages between people of differing socio-economic ranks. The union of a medieval...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 6 Jan 2020

“[My] wife . . . hath alienated her Affections from me”

Women during the eighteenth century were subject to the authority of men, whether father, brother, or husband. Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, a text used in the training of American lawyers, had this to say about the relation...
From: In the Words of Women on 14 Nov 2019

Star Chamber as a Marriage Court

Posted by Krista Kesselring, 11 November 2019. The early modern Court of Star Chamber lives on in some popular historical accounts as an engine of despotic tyranny, a sham court that censored opposition and curtailed religious dissent in the years preceding...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 11 Nov 2019

Sex and the marital relationship in the eighteenth century

Sex and the Church: Religion, Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution, a book that I co-authored with William Gibson, was published in hardback two years ago. Hugely busy, neither of us had much opportunity to promote it. It has done quite well since,...
From: Joanne Begiato Muses on History on 22 Jul 2019

London Renaissance Seminar: The Violent Household

Friday 24 May 2-5.30pm /2-7.30pm, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck1.30-2 Coffee2.00 Iman Sheeha ‘“My master’s kindness pleads to me for life”: servants in the violent household’2.25 Emma Whipday, ‘Deadly domesticity: violent...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 24 May 2019

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