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Elizabethan Witchcraft, Sorcery, and a Very Troubled Marriage

Elizabethan Witchcraft, Sorcery, and a Very Troubled Marriage

Ahead of their new book 'Star Chamber Matters', Professor K. J. Kesselring (Dalhousie) dives into some of Star Chamber’s most riveting cases including this article on, marriage, ‘male witches’ and a grieving house-wife. An extraordinary court that ruled from the...

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Queer Codes: Gay Men in the Civil Service

Queer Codes: Gay Men in the Civil Service

In this fascinating blog, Dr. James Southern, a writer and researcher for the UK government, provides some startling insight into discriminatory policies which served as the basis of an official bar on gay men working as British diplomats that lasted until 1991. The...

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Christmas in the Bibliography of British and Irish History

Christmas in the Bibliography of British and Irish History

Throughout December 2021, the editors of the Bibliography of British and Irish History have been running a Christmas themed #FridayFind on the Institute of Historical Research’s twitter channel to highlight some of the research you can find in the Bibliography. ...