The Early Modern Commons

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Welcome to Llareggubshire County Record Office

21 August 2017

[With apologies to Dylan Thomas – I owe you a drink in the Pearly Gates Tavern, my friend.] The silly season, so time for a silly blog… The subject of record offices has...

How Not to Write a Tudor Novel

8 August 2017

A few months ago, I announced my exciting new project – three linked naval fiction stories, set in the Tudor period, which will eventually combine together to be published as...

The Battle of Northampton; or, Are You Carmarthenshire in Disguise?

2 August 2017

An additional post this week, and a long one at that. Regular readers will know that over the years, I’ve worked in many local archives around Great Britain, so naturally, I’ve...

It’s Yer Actual Orfenticity, Innit

31 July 2017

Last week, I went to see Dunkirk, which has been getting pretty much unanimous rave reviews from film critics worldwide. And I have to say I agree with them – this is one...