The Early Modern Commons

Gentlemen and Tarpaulins

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I’m a Doctor – Why Can’t I have a Tardis?

19 June 2017

What, you mean doctorates in History don’t count? But a Tardis would have been very useful over the weekend, when I was in Portsmouth for the AGM of the Society for Nautical Research,...

Medway 350, Day 4

12 June 2017

Inevitably and naturally, Sunday was the day for a little more solemnity; certainly rather more solemnity than that provided by the hijacker of yesterday’s post, the scurrilous...

Medway 350, Day 3

11 June 2017

(With an affectionate nod toward Samuel Pepys, esquire, sometime Clerk of the Acts to the Navy Board, sometime Secretary to the Admiralty, sometime President of the Royal Society, sometime...

Medway 350, Day

10 June 2017

Over breakfast in my hotel, there was barely audible and intermittent talk to the effect that something vaguely political seemed to have happened overnight. Obviously, I paid no heed...