Category: Early Modern and Modern History

Shades of the Prison House

Shades of the Prison House

We are delighted to publish this enthralling history of imprisonment. It may not be the cheeriest subject, but prisons are an inescapable (pun intended, thank you) fact of life. How… READ MORE

Mysticism in Early Modern England

Mysticism in Early Modern England

Dr Liam Peter Temple’s new book, the latest in our Studies in Modern British Religious History series, traces how mysticism featured in polemical and religious discourse in seventeenth-century England and… READ MORE

The Spy Who Came in from the Co-Op

The Spy Who Came in from the Co-Op

As Red Joan, the adaptation of Jennie Rooney’s bestseller, reaches the big screen it’s a good time to look back at the roots of the story, the life of Melita… READ MORE

The Old English in Early Modern Ireland

The Old English in Early Modern Ireland

The Irish Catholic Confederates nearly toppled the English administration of Ireland during the Nine Years’ War (1594-1603). For much of the war, the Irish had the upper-hand and defeating them… READ MORE

Material Enlightenment

Material Enlightenment

Dr Joanna Wharton’s new book looks at the writings and lives of five very different women – Anne Barbauld, Honora Edgeworth, Hannah More, Elizabeth Hamilton and Maria Edgeworth – whose… READ MORE

A Protestant Lord in James VI’s Scotland

A Protestant Lord in James VI’s Scotland

Reputed to be the richest earl in Scotland, George Keith, fifth Earl Marischal, is an outstanding example of long-term successful Protestant Lordship in a Scotland reeling from the consequences of… READ MORE

Robert Burns in the Antipodes

Robert Burns in the Antipodes

Here, for Burns’ Night, Dr Benjamin Wilkie reflects on the significance of Robert Burns for Scottish communities very far from home, in this case settled in distant Australia, where representations… READ MORE

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