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I’ve recently been looking at the criminal activities of Cornish women in the 19th century, placing their offences within their wider economic and... read more »
I am writing this book differently. I will be contextualising each theme first in the chapter, and then interpreting and dramatizing the words of the woman... read more »
I first encountered Judith Walkowitz’ work in my second year undergraduate course in 2005. Prostitution and Victorian Society was a revelation and... read more »
This date in 1549 was disgraced in England by one of the bloodiest battlefield atrocities in that realm’s history: the Clyst Heath massacre. On Whitsunday... read more »
From the out-of-print The palace of death, or, the Ohio Penitentiary Annex: A human-interest story of incarceration and execution of Ohio’s murderers,... read more »
On this date in 1546, which was his 37th birthday, the French linguist and translator Etienne Dolet was burned at the stake in Paris over a few little... read more »
Supply River, some 25kms north of Launceston on the western side of the Tamar River in Northern Tasmania, was once the site of a busy industrial concern.... read more »
On this date in 1415, about to set sail from Southampton for the invasion of France that would define his reign, King Henry V favored the Bargate with... read more »
On this date in 1595, Gabriel de Espinosa the “confectioner of Madrigal” was put to death for impersonating the late king of Portugal. Most... read more »