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Telling stories from the Cavendish financial accounts
Alison Wiggins

, materiality and archival afterlife.2 It is concerned with how these conventional texts could be customised to serve the agendas of individuals or to accommodate the requirements of particular communities. It is concerned with how and why a person might draw up a set of financial accounts, but also with the implications of choices made over scribes, handwriting, presentation, personal spelling system and linguistic scripts. It is concerned with financial accounts as texts that had communicative functions related to their moment of production, but which could also carry

in Bess of Hardwick
The abortive Northern Rebellion of 1663
Alan Marshall

. 8 An Exact Account of the Daily Proceedings of the Commission of Oyer and Terminer at York (1664), 2; The Intelligencer, no. 5 (18 January 1664); see also The National Archives [TNA]: SP 29/​70 fol. 130. 9 Robert Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, compiled from original records, 4 vols (London, 1816–​40), ii, pp. 389–​90. 10 Ibid., pp. 389–​90. 11 Ibid., pp. 389–​90. 12 Ibid., pp. 389–​90. 13 For the Gunpowder Plot, see Pauline Croft, ‘The Gunpowder Plot Fails’ in Brenda Buchanan and others, Gunpowder Plots (London

in From Republic to Restoration
Imogen Julia Marcus (accessed 13 June 2018). 10 The full archive reference for each letter, which lists archive, letter collection, volume and folio numbers, can be found at: In addition to the full archive reference, the date (if known), place of composition (if known), recipient and content of each letter can be found on the digital edition of her letters. For example, ID 107: Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys MS 2503, pp. 203–6. January 1569. Tutbury, Staffordshire. To Dudley. Letter conveying information regarding the arrival of Mary, Queen of Scots. The

in Bess of Hardwick
Felicity Lyn Maxwell

into the marriage, it is not clear whether she or Shrewsbury was responsible for the enclosure. See the conflicting interpretations by Durant, Bess of Hardwick, p. 46; Kershaw, ‘Power and duty’, pp. 280 and 285; and Wood, Social Conflict, p. 210. 13 The National Archives, State Papers Domestic (Elizabeth) (hereafter TNA, SP), 12/207, item 44, fol. 65; image accessed through State Papers Online (Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016; Gale Document Number: MC4304284445) at http:// (accessed 15 June 2018). 14 [William

in Bess of Hardwick
The countess of Shrewsbury and the Lady Arbella Stuart
Sara Jayne Steen

between them from Arbella’s youth and tempting to assume that, had they been as close as were Arbella and Mary Talbot, there would be more. That assumption about the relationship might be true, but archival survival is not predictable, and when Arbella was in her teens and twenties and a more capable correspondent, she more often physically resided with her grandmother and thus would not have written to her. During the Armada summer of 1588, Arbella was returned to Derbyshire. Arbella later said she had been ‘disgraced in the Presence <at Greenwich> A difficult and

in Bess of Hardwick
Abstract only
Kathleen Miller

presentation of Dublin as a fitting location for a literary community. Through a consideration of three printed works by Stanihurst, Bellings and Henry Burnell, Coolahan’s chapter opens up concepts of literary friendship in a study that emphasises the geographical dimension of literary work. Empey follows on Coolahan’s study with an appraisal of Sir James Ware’s career constructed through detailed archival research. Empey examines the seventeenth-century historian’s scholarly achievements through an analysis of De praesulibus lageniae sive provinciae Dubliniensis (1628) and

in Dublin
Raymond Gillespie

in paper and storage while waiting for works to sell.16 14 Gilbert (eds), Calendar of the ancient records of Dublin, vol. i, p. 463; vol. ii, pp. 97, 118, 324. 15 Dublin City Archives, MR/15, pp. 206, 207, 329, 662, 739. 16 Raymond Gillespie, Reading Ireland: Print, reading and social change in early modern Ireland (Manchester, 2005), pp. 55–7; see also Wilkinson’s chapter in this volume. GRIBBEN 9781526113245 PRINT.indd 41 20/04/2017 15:33 42 Raymond Gillespie This does not mean that Dublin was without books for most of the sixteenth century. The

in Dublin
Andrew Hadfield

Brehon Law in A view.24 The records for Chancery are – or, rather, were – among the most substantial historical archives for early modern Ireland, as is also the case in England. It is clear that plaintiffs involved in property disputes in particular sought redress in the Chancery courts because they felt they had little chance of success under the common law. The same is true in England in the same period, of course, as the extensive Chancery records in the National Archives demonstrate.25 However, the problem was especially acute for the English in Ireland, not

in Dublin
Alexander S. Wilkinson

excellent article on the anatomy of the Scottish book trade, Alastair Mann has urged scholars to move beyond the ‘surprisingly late’ and ‘surprisingly small’ generalisations.25 He has pointed to high loss rates of books, significant developments in succeeding centuries, ready access to imports from the Continent,26 the fact that many Scots published elsewhere and the 23 National Archives of Scotland, PS.1.3, f. 129. 24 R. A. Houston, Scottish literacy and the Scottish identity (Cambridge, 2002), p. 72. 25 This historiography is discussed in Alastair J. Mann, ‘The

in Dublin
Vivienne Westbrook

keeping with Raleigh’s character – an extravagant gamble on his part. What is more, the seals he adopted in 1584, as Captain of the Queen’s Guard and Governor of the Colony of Virginia, quite clearly show a cloak enveloping his coat of arms like wings, above his new and tactfully chosen motto, Amore et Virtute.’ Raleigh Trevelyan, Sir Walter Raleigh (London: Allen Lane, 2002), 47. 26 The NPG archive sitter box 2 has a rather incomplete collection of pictures of statues and monuments of Ralegh, but it does contain several pictures of nineteenth-century statues as well

in Literary and visual Ralegh