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CALL FOR PAPERS: Mendicants on the Margins

Deadline: 1 February 2018School of History, University College Cork, 27 June 18The Conference organisers are seeking contributions to a one-day symposium which will take place on 27 June 2018 at University College Cork, on the theme of ‘Mendicants...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 27 Jun 2018

A letter to a member of the Society for Encouraging the Art of Engraving

Contains three letters by Landseer on the scheme of patronage. Before p. 45 is a special t.p.: A second and third letter to a member of the Society for Encouraging the Art of Engraving / by John Landseer; with imprint as on first t.p. Author: Landseer,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Sep 2017

The Gorboduc Project: Territory, Politics and Performance

June 22nd-23rd 2017, Northumbria UniversityThe UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation, dragging questions of localised political...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 22 Jun 2017

Shakespeare’s patrons: Henry Wriothesley

Who were William Shakespeare’s patrons?  Find out about Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. His portrait can be found in the museum collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This post was written and researched by volunteer Gemma...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Apr 2016

Democracy and Art: The Catholic Church?

I listened to an interview on the John Batchelor show with Victoria Coates about her book David's Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art. Batchelor and Coates were discussing her book in the context of the recent event in Rome when the authorities...

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

By James Hawkes Saving lives may have been Sir Hans Sloane’s day job as a physician, but in one case he even saved a friend from the hangman: Patrick Blair, who had been sentenced to death for high treason. A Scottish surgeon and botanist, Blair...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 19 Sep 2015

Rehabilitating Marie-Antoinette’s favourite: the princesse de Lamballe

Open any book on the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette or the French Revolution and the reader will invariably find one or two sentences recounting the grisly manner of the princesse de Lamballe’s death during the September massacres. Print by...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Feb 2015

Namier on Finch

The man Thomas Worsley replaced as Surveyor General in 1760 was Henry Finch. Finch had been in the position for seventeen years, but was induced to give the post up in exchange for a secret service pension of £900 a year. Sadly, he only lived long enough...
From: Kirby and his world on 2 Sep 2014

One year on: back to St. Martin’s, Bilborough

Last time I wrote about the ‘Hidden Treasures ‘of St. Martin, in November 2013, it was all about plans to bring this medieval gem of a church out of its cocoon and put it back on to the map of Nottingham’s cultural treasures. Well, something...
From: renaissanceissues on 3 Aug 2014

Strange Pigs

There are strange pig tails in the midnight sun From men who moil for hog’s stones The science trails have their secret tales That would make monstrous piglets groan; The English nights have seen queer sights But the queerest they ever did see Was that...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 29 Jul 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Creativity and Commerce in the Age of Print"

University of Edinburgh (26 July 2014)‘What an insane thing it is to make literature one's only means of support!... To make a trade of an art! I am rightly served for attempting such a brutal folly.’- George Gissing, New Grub Street (1891)Hosted...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 26 Jul 2014

The Preserved Puppy Proposal

Edmund Curll, a bookseller’s apprentice, wrote to Sloane in 1703 with news of “A Wonderfull production in Nature”: an unusual puppy. Recently, a Scottish gentleman’s dog had Whelp’d two Puppies one of them was whelp’d dead and the other that...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 22 Jan 2014

Sir Hans Sloane, Abbé Bignon and Mrs. Hickie’s Pigeons

In 1720, Dr. Den. Hickie complained to Sloane about an ongoing dispute with a neighbour: the Lord of the Manor who is intent upon me as a stranger to do me prejudice & particularly in destroying a few pigeons that my wife has always kept without molestation...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 26 Nov 2013

Missed Opportunities in Early Modern Exploration?

By Matthew De Cloedt In early December 1721 James Brydges, the first Duke of Chandos, requested a meeting with Sir Hans Sloane. Brydges, a shareholder in chartered companies operating in New York, Mississippi, and Nova Scotia, wished to gain Sloane’s...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 27 Aug 2013

Timing is Everything

By Matthew De Cloedt Hans Sloane received many gifts from myriad places and numerous people. The two books that Edmund Gibson, the Bishop of Lincoln, sent on 24 July 1722 were different. The titles might not have been noteworthy, or … Continue reading...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 12 Aug 2013

An Eighteenth-Century Botanist, Silk Merchant and Miner

By Matthew De Cloedt After reading Hans Sloane’s Natural History of Jamaica Henry Barham saw an opportunity to strike up a correspondence. Barham first wrote Sloane in 1712, praising the utility of the NHJ and relaying that the two men … Continue...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 25 Jun 2013

Sloane: Part of the Family

By Alice Marples When thinking about famous figures in the history of science, it can sometimes be easy to forget that they were not working in isolation. A lot of recent research has focused on exploring the domestic contexts of scientific production,...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 19 Jun 2013

Suffering from Colds in the Eighteenth Century

I apologise for my unexpectedly long absence from the blog, occasioned by a nasty cold followed by an even worse chest infection. But now that I’m on the mend thanks to a course of antibiotics, I have the luxury of sufficient oxygen in my blood...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 9 Jan 2013

An Eighteenth-Century Rogue

A letter that begins “Since the Unfortunate Affair in Kensington whereby I lost all my Substance, My Expectations and my friends” caught my attention while I was rooting through documents in the archives. Botanist Richard Bradley found himself strapped...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 11 Nov 2012

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