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The Jacobite Duchess

The Jacobite Duchess

Frances Jennings could have lived a life much like that of many other women born into elite society. But she most certainly did not! Hers is a dramatic story of… READ MORE

African Women in the Atlantic World

African Women in the Atlantic World

African Women in the Atlantic World received an honorable mention for African Studies Review Best Africa-Focused Anthology or Edited Collection, 2019. In this Griot article from Volume 18, the editors… READ MORE

The London Record Society

The London Record Society

The London Record Society is a charity founded in 1964 to stimulate interest in archives relating to London. With the publication of their latest title The London Jubilee Book, 1376-1387… READ MORE

The Dorset Rotulus

The Dorset Rotulus

Surviving examples of medieval motets are few and English ones are rarer still. So the discovery of a new find – two leaves of a musical scroll that originated in… READ MORE

Books to Look Out for in September 2021

Books to Look Out for in September 2021

Welcome to September! Some of the new releases this month include the fascinating life of Frances Jennings, elder sister of Sarah the Duchess of Marlborough; a wide-ranging history of the… READ MORE

Chrétien’s Equal

Chrétien’s Equal

Nigel Bryant provides an introduction to his newly published book Chrétien’s Equal: Raoul de Houdenc from the Arthurian Studies series. You can find more books from Nigel Bryant on his… READ MORE

Erasmus Darwin’s Gardens

Erasmus Darwin’s Gardens

This was originally published on the University of Derby’s blog. Reposted here by kind permission. While much attention has been given to Derby and Lichfield doctor Erasmus’s poetry, Erasmus Darwin’s… READ MORE