The Early Modern Commons

Restoration London

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‘Loose Amours’, or Love in the time of Plague

13 April 2017

In June 1665, Charles II was a king in his prime. At the age of 36, he was five years into his restored reign, virile and interested, he was married to Catherine of Braganza, had a...

Poisonous Little Beasts

12 September 2016

Last week, we had the announcement that the bacteria Yersinia pestis (i.e. modern plague) had been found in several seventeenth-century skeletons discovered during the Crossrail excavation...

1666: Plague, War and Hellfire

24 March 2016

I’m absolutely delighted to be able to share the cover art for my new book 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire. The book follows the lives of many characters who lived through the...

Automattic at CMS Africa Summit

23 March 2016

Automatticians, the people behind WordPress.com, can be found in just about every corner of the globe, but it’s not every day that we have the singular opportunity to promote...