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AbstractHostile representations of female members of the landed elite resident in London form a recurring feature of early Stuart literary culture. These emphasised elite women's rapacious addiction to fashionable vices, fuelling concerns which were particularly evident in vociferous criticisms...
AbstractDespite the wealth of local studies on the history of Quakerism during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, little attention has been paid to the largest single Quaker community of the period, namely that of the City and suburbs of London. This article seeks to redress this...
AbstractNever-married women were common in the streets and lanes of late medieval London, but few of their wills survive. Philippa Russell is one of only 15 such testators recorded in London probate courts between 1450 and 1500, and her will is especially long and informative. Providing readers...
AbstractThe paper uses a range of sources — parish registers, family histories, bills of mortality, local censuses, marriage licences, apprenticeship indentures, and wills — to document the history of mortality of London in the period 1538–1850. The main conclusions of the research are as...
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