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Book Review: ‘Entertaining Mr Pepys’ by Deborah Swift

Entertaining Mr Pepys is the third and final chapter of Deborah Swift’s trilogy on that most famous naval administrator/diarist of the late seventeenth century: Samuel Pepys. That said, it can be read as a standalone work – although I read...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 13 Sep 2019

The Burlington Magazine, August 2019

The August issue of The Burlington was especially rich for the eighteenth century; apologies for not posting it much sooner, but it’s worth noting. –CH The Burlington Magazine 161 (August 2019) E D I T O R I A L • “At the Yale Center...
From: Enfilade on 9 Sep 2019

Tapping into Revolutionary Networks

At the Junto blog, Jordan E. Taylor interviewed Framingham State professor Joseph Adelman about his new book, Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763–1789. Many books have studied the political printing of the...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Sep 2019

Print Quarterly, September 2019

James Gillray, New Morality; – or – The Promis’d Installment of the High-Priest of the Theophilanthropes, with the Homage of Leviathan and his Suite, 1798, hand-colored etching, 8 × 24 inches (New Haven: Yale Center for British...
From: Enfilade on 2 Sep 2019

Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds

Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds by William L. Kidder (Lawrence Township, NJ: Knox Press, 2018) Gen. George Washington’s granite composure in Emanuel... The post Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for...

A book for lunatics

The world has currently gone moon crazy, because it is now fifty years since a couple of American went for a walk on the moon. This has meant the usual flood of books, journal, magazine and newspaper articles, blog post and, Twitter and Facebook postings...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 22 Aug 2019

Exhibition, Review, & Catalogue: Bartolomé Bermejo

Exhibition: “Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance,” The National Gallery, 12 June-29 Septbmer 2019. Review: Isabelle Kent in Apollo June 25, 2019. Exhibition catalog: Letizia Treves; with contributions by Paul Ackroyd,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Aug 2019

“An especially clever piece” in Children of Colonial America

While preparing for a teachers’ workshop next week, I came across for the first time Judith Ridner’s review of Children in Colonial America, a volume edited by James Marten and Philip J. Greven, for the journal Pennsylvania History.You’ll...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Aug 2019

Small Boats and Daring Men: Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy

Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy by Benjamin Armstrong (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019) In the... The post Small Boats and Daring Men: Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy...

History Today review: Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist by Elizabeth Goldring

It is July 1571, and Elizabeth I is sitting for a portrait in “the open ally of a goodly garden”, almost certainly at Hampton Court. The portrait is “in little” – what we would now call a watercolour miniature, although the...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Aug 2019

Renaissance Studies review: Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, Ego by Matthew Woodcock

If, as every self-help book will tell you, persistence really were the key to success, Thomas Churchyard would surely have been the most successful writer of the sixteenth century. Reader, he was not – but it was not for want of trying. One measure...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Aug 2019

Reviews in the June ’19 RQ

Renaissance Quarterly 72/2 (2019): David Souto Alcalde reviews La invención de las noticias: Las relaciones de sucesos entre la literatura y la información (siglos XVI-XVIII), Giovanni Ciapelli and Valentina Nider, eds (Università...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 1 Aug 2019

The American Revolutionary War in the South

The American Revolutionary War in the South: A Re-evaluation from a British Perspective in Light of the Cornwallis Papers by Ian Saberton (Grosvenor House Publishing... The post The American Revolutionary War in the South appeared first on Journal...

10 things I learnt at IWMW 2019

In June, web and digital professionals came to Greenwich to reflect on the changing face of digital in Higher Education. Here's 10 things I took away. … More 10 things I learnt at IWMW 2019
From: Writing Privacy on 26 Jul 2019

Mathematics or Physics–Mathematics vs. Physics–Mathematics and Physics

Graham Farmelo is a British physicist and science writer. He is the author of an excellent and highly praised biography of the British physicist P A M Dirac, The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius(Faber and Faber, 2009), which...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 24 Jul 2019

George Mason: The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights

George Mason: The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights by William Hyland, Jr. (Regnery, 2019) Most people have never heard of George... The post George Mason: The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights appeared first on Journal...

“Declaring Independence” Deemed Excellent

I’ve periodically mentioned the “Declaring Independence—Then & Now” programs organized by Freedom’s Way National Historic Area, the American Antiquarian Society, and local hosting organizations.This spring, the American...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Jul 2019

The Mother of the Brontës: When Maria Met Patrick by Sharon Wright

‘When I first wondered aloud why no one has ever written a biography of Maria the answer came swiftly: “There isn’t enough on her,”‘ writes Sharon Wright. As Wright’s latest book, The Mother of the Brontës, proves...
From: Naomi Clifford on 22 Jul 2019

Cabal!: The Plot Against General Washington

While the winter at Valley Forge is ingrained in American lore, less attention is paid to the real, tangible concerns that existed among some... The post Cabal!: The Plot Against General Washington appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolutionby John Gilbert McCurdy (Cornell University Press, 2019) Question: “Why did... The post Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the...

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