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Women, gender and non-lethal violence in Quarter Sessions petitioning narratives

Cleaned-up and slightly extended version of a paper presented at the conference Gender and Violence in the Early Modern World (University of Cambridge, 23 November 2019). Introduction In 1594 Allys Whittingham, William Bealey and Margery his wife petitioned...
From: Early Modern Notes on 13 Aug 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Jett Conner on Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and the Louisiana Purchase

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews political scientist, historian, and JAR contributor Jett Conner on his recent article about Thomas Paine’s and Thomas... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jett Conner on Thomas Paine,...


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Original Print, representing the late horrid Massacre in King Street.” Although Paul Revere’s engraving is more famous, Henry Pelham also produced a print...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Apr 2020

A Modern Military Revolution: How Airpower Reshaped the Global Diplomatic Order

By Thomas Furse From the Cold War onward, a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) fundamentally transformed war and politics. Revolutions aren’t always crystallized moments of storming palaces, parliaments, and prisons. The RMA above all represents...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Apr 2020

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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A PRINT, containing a Representation of the late horrid Massacre in King-street.” Only three weeks after the Boston Massacre colonial consumers could purchase engravings...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2020

Rediscovered for #History: The Deer Slunk near Shotts, Fauldhouse, Forth and Wilsontown #Scotland

Congratulations to Gregor Steele for finding and photographing The Deer Slunk, a place which was lost to History and not on any maps. On Christmas Day, 2018, I posted a challenge to find ‘a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor’ near Shotts....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Mar 2020

Thoughts for the week By Ron Owen of Owen Guns. 15th May 2019

Thoughts For The Week.“What you do in your lifetime will echo down through eternity”,Marcus Aurelius.Is it About Suppression?On the 18th of May we have choices to make in our Federal Election. There are two choices, two examples of people...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 May 2019

'Saturday' - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

‘How am I changed! alas! how am I grownA frightful spectre, to myself unknown!’‘Saturday’ (published 1747)Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)Portrait of Lady Mary WortleyMontagu by Johnathan Richardson,1725 (held at Sandon Hall,...

The ins and outs & ups and downs of public speaking

I’ve been combing through old blog posts, preparing for The Big Read in San Miguel de Allende of The Shadow Queen this coming January. For one, I need to have my website in order, especially the posts that relate to that novel. I also need to refresh...
From: Baroque Explorations on 3 Dec 2018

Roundtable: The History of Childhood & Youth: Anna Mae Duane

Today is our final post in the roundtable series on the History of Childhood & Youth. If you missed previous posts click here. Thank you to each of our invited scholars for generously sharing tidbits of their research and their perspectives on this...
From: The Junto on 14 Nov 2018


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 20, 1768).“JUST PUBLISHED … THE Power and Grandeur of GREAT-BRITAIN founded nt he Liberty of the COLONIES.” Colonial newspapers usually...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2018

Casanova’s Europe Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century.

The Charlatan (1756), Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, BostonCasanova’s Europe Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th CenturyJuly 8, 2018 – October 8, 2018Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Jun 2018

Fear, Reverence, Terror: An Interview with Carlo Ginzburg

***** Carlo Ginzburg is professor emeritus at Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of many books, including The Cheese and the Worms and most recently a book with the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Dec 2017

Motets, Inscriptions and the Praise of Music in Robert Dow’s Tudor Partbooks

In 1580s Oxford debates concerning the relative merits or vices of music were intensifying. Ex-Oxford student Stephen Gosson had attacked music in his School of Abuse (1579) encouraging his readers to eschew practical music and look instead to the harmonious...
From: Early Modern English Music on 22 Jun 2017

Cookery, Ancient and Modern

By Henry Power This post is about two sort-of-recipe-books published in the first decade of the eighteenth century. When I say sort-of-recipe-books, I mean that although both of them are full of culinary precepts, neither is likely to have been used in...
From: The Recipes Project on 31 Jan 2017

Queenship in England

Happy New Year! I am delighted to inform you that my new book, Queenship in England, will be published on 12 January 2017 by MadeGlobal. The book is currently available on Amazon to preorder on Kindle, and will be available soon in paperback. You can...
From: Conor Byrne on 4 Jan 2017

Shakespeare, Trump, and radical experiments of self-government: The Winter’s Tale

I’ve been preoccupied with two people this year. The first, of course, is William Shakespeare. The other, alack, is Donald Trump. I’ve avoided writing about the latter. It’s not that I don’t see the man everywhere in Shakespeare’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 14 Nov 2016

The Merchant, er, Mooch, of Venice

“I will do anything, Nerissa, ere I will be married to a sponge,” Portia tells her personal assistant early on in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (1.2.83). This sponge is one of her suitors, a heavy-drinking German. But she does...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 15 Oct 2016

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