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Conversations about the past in Restoration and eighteenth-century England
Daniel Woolf

Walker, the quarrelsome Garter King of Arms, asserted to Samuel Pepys ‘that there was none of the families of princes in Christendom that do derive themselfs so high as Julius Caesar, nor so far by a thousand years, that can directly prove their rise’. 51 Disputed facts were sometimes the occasion of arguments, and by the early eighteenth century Richard Steele found it possible to satirize club-andcoffee-house wagers over history in a bet between two gentlemen, one a recognized authority on ancient sex scandals, ‘upon a point of history, to wit, that Caesar never lay

in The spoken word
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Common right, parish relief and endowed charity in a forest economy, c. 1600–1800
Steve Hindle

). But now see also C. Harrison, ‘Fire on the Chase: rural riots in sixteenth-century Staffordshire’, in P. Morgan and A. D. M. Philips (eds), Staffordshire Histories: Essays in Honour of Michael Greenslade (Keele, Staffordshire Record Society, 19, 1999), pp. 97–126. 24 Norden’s ‘Proiect touching th’ Improving of Wasts, Coppising & Inclosing of some common Fields in Forests’ probably dates from c. 1609 and survives in a bound compilation of writings concerning the King’s woods and forests sent to and/or collected by Sir Julius Caesar: PRO LR2/194, fols 304–7v

in The poor in England 1700–1850
David Hume’s History of England
Ben Dew

-volume History of England under the House of Tudor.6 The project was completed with two further volumes, published in 1761 and 1762, covering the period from the Roman invasion to the Battle 170 COMMERCE, FINANCE AND STATECRAFT of Bosworth Field.7 The entire narrative was then republished as a single work later in 1762 under the title The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688.8 New editions, each containing significant revisions, followed in 1770, 1773 and 1778.9 Alongside the chronological coincidence between Hume’s writings on

in Commerce, finance and statecraft