The Early Modern Commons

Conor Byrne

Recent Posts

The Execution of Lady Anne Lisle

16 March 2017

I have visited Winchester several times. It is a beautiful and historic city with much to see for the history lover, including the grand and imposing Winchester Cathedral, where Mary...

International Women's Day 2017

8 March 2017

Today is International Women's Day. My research to date has primarily focused on late medieval and early modern women, specifically queenship. Earlier this year, MadeGlobal published...

8 February 1587: The Execution of Mary I of Scotland

8 February 2017

Before the sixteenth-century, executing a queen would have been virtually unthinkable in pre-modern Europe. By 1587, however, executing queens in England was not a strange concept....

Holocaust Memorial Day

27 January 2017

Above: York Minster's Star of David - image credit, York Minster. The Holocaust, the genocide masterminded by the Nazis, took place between 1941 and 1945, at the same time as the Second...