Monday, 19 May 2014

To Have no Newes is good Newes

1.    God, Duty and Community in English Economic Life, 1660-1720: 13 (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History) by Brodie Waddell has been published by Boydell & Brewer. A review copy has been given to me by them. Brodie’s blog can be found at

2.       Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism Dirk Wiemann (Author), Gaby Mahlberg (Author) Published by Ashgate.

3.       The history after Hobsbawm conference speeches etc have been published at Recordings of plenary lectures by Gareth Stedman Jones, Chris Wickham, Maxine Berg, Rana Mitter, Peter Bailey, Catherine Hall, and Geoff Eley. Can be found at the Backdoor Broadcasting Corporation website

4.      My next blog article will be a critical review of Selina Todd’s The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010.

5.       Friday 23 May: Birkbeck Early Modern Society presents a lecture by  Dr Angela McShane, V&A, ‘How Happy’s the State where no Discord is Breeding?’: the Politipop of Seventeenth Century England.

6.       Ashgate publishing has just released this important book called Royalists at War in Scotland and Ireland, 16381650 by Barry Robertson. It is clear from even a cursory look this is a much needed piece of research on an underwritten about subject. A review of this book will appear in the not too distant future.

7.       Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440-1660: Tawney's Agrarian Problem Revisited (People, Markets, Goods: Economies and Societies in History)Jane Whittle (Editor) sorry for the late plug fro this excellent collection of essays. In the not too distant future I will commence some work at the R H Tawney archive held at the London School of Economics

8.       Tom Reilly has produced a follow up book to his previously entitled book Cromwell An Honourable Enermy. His new book is somewhat controversially called  Cromwell Was Framed (Ireland 1649) ISBN 978-1-78279-516-2 April 2014. Chronos Books (An imprint of John Hunt Publishing) the debate has already begun.