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‘A Connexion of Loyalty’

Austin Gee.

in The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

July 2003; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 16936 words.

This chapter discusses the selection of volunteers. Careful selection depended on the identification of loyalty. National and county administrators adopted several approaches to ensure that...

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‘A Dog's Elegy’

Mark Stoyle.

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog

August 2011; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10486 words.

This chapter explores how the rumours about Boy continued to mutate and develop during 1643-44, and considers, in particular, the way in which those rumours apparently fed into the famous...

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‘A Double Delight’

Hannah Newton.

in Misery to Mirth

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 19254 words.

Recovery from disease was an event of profound religious significance in early modern England, because it was thought to be ordained by God. This chapter investigates the perceived impact...

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“A Few Days in Jail for Love of Me”

Craig A. Monson.

in Habitual Offenders

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 3690 words.

This chapter describes Giandomenico Rossi’s difficulties in interrogating Giovanni Braccesi. Given Braccesi’s logical rebuttal of Rossi’s attacks, the prosecutor had no success in getting...

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“A Gentleman Never Tells”

Craig A. Monson.

in Habitual Offenders

April 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 6009 words.

This chapter first describes the Barberini family’s flight from Rome to France in January 1646 to escape Pope Innocent X’s further persecution. It then describes the discovery of an...

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‘A great deal of historical claptrap’

Martha Vandrei.

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 13057 words.

This chapter’s focus is the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, during which Boudica was immortalized in Thomas Thornycroft’s statue on Westminster Bridge. This chapter seeks to...

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‘A Hot-Arsed Queen’

Rosamund Oates.

in Moderate Radical

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Intellectual History. 10941 words.

This chapter shows how Matthew drew on the resources of the Church and laity to pursue his vision of conforming Puritanism. Puritanism was a communal faith, and this chapter demonstrates...

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A Lapsu Corruptus’: Calvinist Doctrines and Seventeenth-Century Scottish Theses Ethicæ

Christian Maurer.

in History of Universities

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 9963 words.

This chapter focuses on the treatment of doctrinal issues in seventeenth-century Scottish moral philosophy. It explores how some Calvinist doctrines, which were really central to the...

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“A Man Worthy of the Name Hetman”

Frank E. Sysyn.

in Stories of Khmelnytsky

August 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 4778 words.

The most widely disseminated historical-literary work of eighteenth-century Ukraine, the Hrabianka Chronicle, exists only in redactions in scores of manuscripts. There is still no academic...

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‘A married man is a woman’: Gender Tensions in Galician Marriages

Allyson M. Poska.

in Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain

December 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 21658 words.

While large numbers of Galician women never married, the majority eventually did, and this chapter examines their transition from singleness to married life. In many Galician families,...

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