The Early Modern Commons

Mathew Lyons

Recent Posts

Of God and Jonson: theatre history, new things and non-events

11 September 2017

I was fortunate to be able to attend some of the superb Before Shakespeare conference at Roehampton last week. I came away with a range of thoughts and ideas, some of which I hope to...

Wilton History Festival: the Countess of Pembroke and her circle

6 September 2017

Just a brief post to say I will be speaking at Wilton History Festival on 17 September about the literary circle around Mary Sidney and the power of patronage. For those who don’t...

Forgotten London films: Underground (1928)

7 August 2017

Underground is the only silent film I’ve included on this list – and it is a corker. Largely shot on location, it is a treasure trove for anyone wanting to know what interwar...

Forgotten London films: Run For Your Money (1949)

7 August 2017

A lesser known Ealing comedy, Run for your Money tells the story of two Welsh miners who come to London having won a prize in a newspaper competition, which they need to collect in...