Tag Archives: 10 years blogging

Repost: Tyburn’s Martyrs

[Originally posted here, November 2007] The criminals went to the place of execution in the following order, Morgan, Webb, and Wolf, in the first cart; Moore in a mourning coach; Wareham and Burk in the second cart; Tilley, Green, and … Continue reading

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Repost: Of cats, rabbits and monstrous births

[Originally posted here, February 2005.] A couple of blog posts about monstrous births in the early modern period over the last few days: Natalie at Philobiblon discussing Agnes Bowker (supposedly delivered of a cat-like creature in 1568), and Ephelia on … Continue reading

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Repost: Brrrr

[originally posted New Year’s Day 2005] Back on the beach this afternoon. It was colder than at midnight on New Year’s Eve. And it has been a little windy…              

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Repost: Archive fever

[Originally posted here (June 2005), in a series of posts on ‘Archive fever‘.] I haven’t actually read Jacques Derrida’s Archive fever (Mal d’archive). But I have read Carolyn Steedman’s Dust, which mentions it (and I think this was at the … Continue reading

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Repost: George’s choice: an 18th-century convict and a medical experiment

Originally posted here (February 2008) Last November, I dashed off a quick post about someone I’d encountered in an Ordinary’s Account: It’s Your Neck or Your Arm On the evening before execution, a respite of 14 days was brought for … Continue reading

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Repost: Learning Welsh in the sixteenth century

Originally posted here (June 2004). I got round to reading some of William Salesbury’s A briefe and a playne introduction, teaching how to pronounce the letters in the British tong… today. Rather different to Welsh pronunciation guides (this one has … Continue reading

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Repost: Women’s history and gender history: what and why?

Originally posted here (March 2005). Some women have never lacked historians: usually unusual women of high social status (who had some influence on the ‘male’ political world): queens, mistresses of kings, that kind of thing: what Gerda Lerner called ‘compensatory … Continue reading

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Repost: Wallography

Originally posted here, January 2005. In 1682, a satirical little book about the Welsh was published: Wallography, or the Britton described, by “WR”, an English clergyman named William Richards.* It purported to describe, first, a journey from London to the … Continue reading

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