BOOK REVIEW: The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson

My review of the fantastic new thriller by Antonia Hodgson: The Devil in the Marshalsea.

Changing Fortunes during the Fifteenth Century Recession

How far did the fifteenth-century recession change the relationship between landlords and tenants in Durham? There can be little doubt that this was a period of hardship for landowners.

Becoming a London Goldsmith in the Seventeenth Century: Social Capital and Mobility of Apprentices and Masters of the Guild

The goldsmiths experienced a great change in the second half of the seventeenth century with the development of banking.

Alchemy and Economy in Seventeenth Century England

This essay examines two seventeenth-century approaches to gold, alchemy and economics, both of which esteemed gold as ‘valuable’ and pursued it practically.

More Than Just Kidd’s Play

Tom Wareham examines the role played by a legendary yet ill-fated pirate in the consolidation of England’s early trading empire.

The globalisation of codfish and wool: Spanish-English-North American triangular trade in the early modern period

This paper analyses the transformation of two of the staple trades of the pre-modern international economy – those in wool and dried codfish – during the transition from the late medieval to the early-modern economy.

Promoting the Pint: Ale and Advertising in late Victorian and Edwardian England

Nineteenth-century brewers displayed more creativity when it came to advertising their wares than they have been given credit for by the trade’s historians.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Ermine: Elizabeth I’s Coronation Robes and Mothers’ Legacies in Early Modern England

The first part of this essay explores how many links between mothers and children were therefore conceived through—even created by—mate- rial goods.

‘Selling Consumption’: An Examination of Eighteenth-Century English Trade Cards

Additionally, the cards’ aesthetic enticed consumers by using themes, images and a language that would have been associated with innovation, originality and luxury.

Did the Glorious Revolution Contribute to the Transport Revolution?

Most studies on political change and economic development in Britain focus on government or private borrowing, taxation, and the stock market. Infrastructure investment has received little discussion by comparison.

medievalverse magazine