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Moments of pleasure

“Companion plate to British Museum Satires no. 13988. Seated on a sofa, the Queen, wearing a large feathered hat, receives the news of the dropping of the Bill; beside her is a paper: ‘Bill of Pains Thrown out’. Alderman Wood, in a furred...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Oct 2018

Any signatures from S.S.A.A. members???

https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licence/u/23447812Imagine if all the members of the Sporting Shooters...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Oct 2018

Pretty Please, Sign This Petition.

If you have a reason for not signing this petition, I would be most grateful if you could explain your point of view. It would help me to understand the way others view these gun control laws.Thank you.Keith.https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licence/u/23430601Gun...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Oct 2018

Civil War Petitions in Denbighshire

I note that the website for Civil War Petitions: Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642 – 1710 is up, with the first batch of petitions (I think) due later this year. And there are still a few days of Women’s...
From: Early Modern Notes on 27 Mar 2018

How to define and understand early modern work?

This post on defining work comes from Jezzica Israelsson, a doctoral student at Uppsala University, where she is a member of the Gender and Work project. Her thesis analyzes descriptions of work in petitions to certain regional administrations…...

Further Thoughts on Coroner’s Inquests into Deaths in Custody

Last week we cross-posted Krista Kesselring’s essay on early modern coroner’s inquests into prisoner deaths, which originally appeared on the blog Legal History Miscellany. I have never looked systematically into the records of coroner’s...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 17 Jul 2017

Women Petitioners: London Servants

I’m going to round off WHM2017 with a couple of posts indulging my current interests in petitions. Today I have two petitions from the London Lives Petitions Project: both are from working women who petitioned London magistrates for help after their...
From: Early Modern Notes on 26 Mar 2017

The London Lives Petitions Project: What can you do with 10,000 18th-century petitions?

A very late note that I blogged about my petitions over at the many-headed monster in November 2016. the many-headed monster Our next post in the Addressing Authority Online Symposium has been written by Sharon Howard, an early modern historian and...
From: Early Modern Notes on 10 Feb 2017

Guest Post: Questions About the Illicit Slave Trade, State Auctions, and Urban Infrastructure [Cross-Posted]

Guest poster Todd Burst looks at the nineteenth-century illegal slave trade through the Digital Library on American Slavery and the "Race and Slavery Petitions Project" at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
From: The Junto on 19 Jan 2017

Violence, horticulture and wordplay in the King’s Bench

Violence in prisons is a perennial concern. This is not surprising–the very act of restricting liberty inevitably requires the use of force. In this post, I want to look at one episode in the King’s Bench prison that shows how threats of violence...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 1 Dec 2016

When Prisoners Complain

Complaints from prisoners, and magistrates’ investigations of them, are among our most valuable sources for early modern prisons. But when a small number of prisoners made a complaint, for whom did they speak?  To what extent do our archives...
From: Early Modern Prisons on 8 Nov 2016

Remixing and Remaking Digital History: the London Lives Petitions

For those of you who like such things, this post explores the rationale and methodology for my work on London Lives Petitions: it’s a revised/extended version of my paper at the Digital Humanities Congress, September 2016, in the session on Adding...
From: Early Modern Notes on 14 Sep 2016

Petitioning women to unruly women: warrants as a resource

As a historical source, warrants are generally overlooked by early modern historians. The reasons for this are unclear. It is possible they are deemed relevant only by those pursuing legal history. More likely, however, it may be attributable to a lack...
From: RECIRC on 25 Mar 2016

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