Criminals or Celebrities?: Life and Death in a Georgian Prison

"Smugglerius". Convicted murderer, Thomas Henman (hanged, 1776) cast by Agostino Carlini.

What was it like to be a prisoner in Georgian London? At a recent London Historians gathering, I had the opportunity to listen to several papers about English prison life, old and new in, “Crime and Punishment – The Capital in the Clink”.

CONFERENCES: Beyond Iconophobia: 'Decorative' art and the visual culture of Early Modern England

The following piece is my summary of a brilliant paper given by Tara Hamling on at the Institute of Historical Research on art, religion and visual culture in Early Modern England.

CONFERENCES: Bookend Brides – Tudor Queens First and Last

What did it mean to be a queen consort in the 1540s? What did it mean to be a Queen consort at the end of the Middle Ages? Four authors: Linda Porter, Vanora Bennett, Elizabeth Fremantle and Joanna Hickson, examine the lives of Catherine of Valois and Catherine Parr.

University of York to host conference on English physician John Snow

The University of York is inviting the local community to join a special event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Snow.

“The Nightmare in Early Modern England.”

This paper was held at Victoria College by the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies and dealt with the idea of the nightmare and its evolution from demonic possession to medical malady.

Margaret Cavendish’s Imaginary Friends

Margaret Cavendish’s Imaginary Friends Rachel Warburton – Lakehead University Session: “English Epistolary Friendships” Paper given at the conference: Friendship In Pre-Modern Europe (1300-1700) This paper analysed Margaret Cavendish’s sociable letters. They were written predominantly for a female audience but she includes a handful of letters to male friends. There were over 200 letters in total. Throughout […]

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