The Early Modern Commons

Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England

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The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

7 March 2017

Kudos to Andrew Kahn, Jamelle Bouie and Tim Jones for this graphic depiction of 20,528 voyages over 315 years, transporting some 12,500,000 Africans out of Africa and into slavery in...

Medieval spat

24 December 2016

When you have an argument with your partner and you both insist that you are the one suffering the most. #medievaltwitter #medieval pic.twitter.com/pcNl4G2izO — Francois Soyer...

All those buttons – enough to make you want to end it all!

24 December 2016

'All this buttoning and unbuttoning' (anonymous suicide note, 18th century) (Oh, and Merry Christmas) — Early Modern Death (@EarlyModDeath) December 23, 2016

Death in Medieval Europe

17 December 2016

Death in Medieval Europe I haven’t been keeping up with posts over the last few months – too many other things going on! I’ll try to remedy that and catch up on interesting...