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Afterword: Justice in the Columbia Manuscript

Alison A. Chapman

in Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226729152
eISBN:
9780226729329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter turns from a direct examination of Milton’s works and looks instead at the textual company they keep in one seventeenth-century manuscript miscellany. The "Columbia Manuscript" is ... More


Send Me Some Carpenter Tools (and Bonnets)

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In Austin Major’s letter to Ben in 1849, he shares family news and asks for carpentry tools, cloth, writing paper, and bonnets for his wife and daughter. The Liberian settlers do not know the ... More


Hutton Enters Public Office: Political Participation in an Industrial Town

Susan E. Whyman

in The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton: Culture and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797838
eISBN:
9780191839146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797838.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 shows the opportunities and limits of participating in Birmingham’s government. A lively print culture and competing newspapers led to high levels of engagement. Since Birmingham had no ... More


The Conciliar Courts

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the courts associated with the king’s council and the residuary prerogative jurisdiction of the Crown. Such courts were not supposed to meddle with the law of property, or with ... More


Writing Petitions in Early Modern England

Faramerz Dabhoiwala

in Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Dabhoiwala explores the mechanics of claim-making and the emotional register in which that might be done, focusing on claims addressed not to a wide audience but to a specific and official one: he is ... More


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