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Read Daniel Defoe’s Relatable Frustration at Fellow Citizens Failing to Observe ‘Social Distancing’ in ‘A Journal of a Plague Year’ (1722)

As the Covid-19 continues to hold the world in Lockdown much attention has turned to Daniel Defoe’s 1722 text, A Journal of Plague Year. Masquerading as a ‘real’ journal written in 1665, Defoe’s heavily-researched fiction proved...

The civet trade in eighteenth-century London

By Kirsten James as part of the perfume series Civet was an indispensable ingredient for early modern perfumery. This yellow, musky-smelling liquid from the perineal glands of carnivorous civet animals (Viverra civetta) was used in a bewildering range...
From: The Recipes Project on 14 May 2019

The Enterkin Rescue of 1684 in Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain #History #Scotland

The following account of the rescue of Covenanters at the Enterkin Pass in 1684 comes from the third volume of Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain published in 1727. Defoe had previously described the rescue in an account published in 1717 and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2018

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

Improvement and Enlightenment

A recent invitation to talk to the Enlightenment Workshop of the Voltaire Foundation prompted me to consider the ways in which some modes of thinking common during the Enlightenment might have been inherited – directly or indirectly – from...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Mar 2018

The persistent presence of the eighteenth century female debtor

We’re pleased to present the following guest post by Alex Wakelam, a doctoral student in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure studying eighteenth-century female insolvency and the functioning of debt imprisonment....
From: Early Modern Prisons on 2 Aug 2017

Research Associate: The Correspondence of Daniel Defoe

KEELE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Research Associate – The Correspondence of Daniel Defoe (1 year fixed term) Grade 7 Starting salary £32,004 Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education,...
From: Dissenting Experience on 1 Apr 2017

The Lull before the Storm? A letter of Daniel Defoe an English Spy in 1706 #History #Scotland

After the drama of his previous letter, the English spy, Daniel Defoe, had curiously little to report to his handler and patron in his next letter of 23 November. He was not a super spy… Daniel Defoe, spy in Edinburgh, to Robert Harley, Saturday...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2016

The Spy Daniel Defoe’s Secret Letter on Firebrands Against Union #History #Scotland

The author Daniel Defoe was an English spy deeply involved in securing the passage of the Union through the Parliament of Scotland in late 1706. Through elite contacts, support from England and the covert use of English money to lubricate the process,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2016

The Man Who … Missed the Union: The Real Robinson Crusoe Discovered in 1709 #History #Scotland

While Daniel Defoe was an English spy was in Edinburgh at the heart of the Union Crisis of 1706 to 1708, the Scotsman, Alexander Selkirk, was marooned on the remote island of Más a Tierra. Defoe would later turn Selkirk’s story into Robinson...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2016

The Man Who Met … Alexander Selkirk in 1711 #History #Scotland

‘Under the title of this paper, I do not think it foreign to my design, to speak of a man born in her majesty’s dominions, and relate an adventure in his life, so uncommon, that its doubtful whether the like has happened to any other of the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2016

A Secret Letter of the Spy Daniel Defoe in 1706 #History #Scotland

As the Union Crisis mounted in Scotland, the English spy Daniel Defoe reported rumours that the Covenanters of the South and West were about to rise to raise Parliament and stop the Union. In Glasgow, the mob had made their opposition to Union clear....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2016

Secret Correspondence of the Spy Daniel Defoe in 1706 #History #Scotland

Daniel Defoe in Edinburgh to Robert Harley, English Northern Secretary, Wednesday 13 November, 1706: ‘At Dumfries they have burnt the Articles [of Union] in the market place, at Glasgow, they were about it, but the magistrates prevailed with them...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2016

Who was the Spy Daniel Defoe’s Agent called Pierce in 1706? #History #Scotland

In a letter at the height of the Union Crisis on 30 November, 1706, the English author and spy, Daniel Defoe, reports that he had sent an agent from Edinburgh to the West to dissuade Presbyterians from rising against the Treaty of Union. On the same day,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 May 2016

Daniel Defoe: An Intelligencer in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

After he arrived as an English spy in Scotland in October, 1706, Daniel Defoe lodged at the house of Mr. John Monro, her Majesty’s armourer, at the sign of the Half Moon by the Netherbow gate of Edinburgh. His correspondence from that period with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 May 2016

New article in ECF journal on Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson...

New article in ECF journal on Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (1719): “Robinson Crusoe and the Apparitional Eighteenth-Century Novel,” by Daniel J. Johnson, ECF 28.2, pp. 239-261.

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